By Joseph A. Gribbin

Monasteries have been a dominant characteristic of the panorama of medieval England, yet even though a lot severe recognition has been dedicated to them, relatively little has been written at the thirty abbeys of the English Premonstratensians (`White Canons'), a niche which this ebook, the 1st designated learn because the early Nineteen Fifties, seeks to fill. concentrated upon the notable visitation files of Richard Redman (d.1505), commissary-general and customer of the English Premonstratensian abbeys, it covers themes comparable to the basis and improvement of the English Premonstratensian province; Redman's visitation of the Premonstratensian abbeys; conventual foodstuff and garments; misdemeanours, comparable to sexual immorality and apostasy; liturgical observances; spirituality and studying; and English Premonstratensian libraries. It therefore bargains facts for the energy of the English Premonstratensians, in addition to re-evaluating their monastic observances.

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