Acts of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, 1543-1609: Part by C.S. Knighton

By C.S. Knighton

This e-book is the 1st quantity in a brand new enterprise, the Westminster Abbey checklist sequence, which goals to put up files, calendars, lists and indexes from the Abbey's huge and non-stop archive of over 1000 years, making its contents on hand either to students and to a much broader public. This version of the earliest bankruptcy Act publication of the Dean and bankruptcy is a vital resource for the impression of the Reformation at Westminster. The years lined during this quantity exhibit the company of constructing a reformed cathedral; the management of the Abbey's huge property can also be good illustrated, together with the family members with the strong courtiers and politicians who have been one of the Abbey's tenants.

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Cf. J. Loach, Parliament and the Crown in the reign of Mary Tudor (Oxford 1986), 111 & n. 28. 22 The crown (as patron) should have addressed presentation to the bishop, who would then institute and direct the chapter to install. But on 20 October 1551 Edward VI sent a mandamus to the dean and chapter for the admission of Thomas Bricket as canon (WAM Reg. III, f. 178v), as which he was installed the same day: below, no. 184 (f. 272v). Cf. also no. 110 & n. 210. All other appointments to the chapter between 1550 and 1556 likewise by-passed episcopal authority, save that of Hugh Griffith, who was instituted by the bishop of London (Ridley) in succession to himself as canon of Westminster on 6 March 1553, with episcopal mandamus of same date to the dean and chapter (Guildhall MS 9531/12, if.

Pekyns signs to no. 42 Keble signs to no. 43 De 37 Cf. Canterbury, where concentration on two business meetings a year was intended to prevent a small number of activists from sharing the dividends among themselves: Collin-son, 'Protestant cathedral', 173. 38 WAM Chapter Act Book II, ff. 65, 67v. 39 WAM 6485. Robinson, Abbot's House, 13-14. Cf. no. 156 below. 40 Stanley, 378 n. 3; his source is Walcott, 'Inventories', 359 note d (p. 47 in separate issue). 41 WAM 37046, f. 6v. 42 Nomination May 16: LP xviii, I, 623(70).

The continuity, in various forms, of church life at Westminster has led to an exceptionally large and continuous archive being squirrelled away and preserved. It illustrates the many aspects of national and local history, and much of it (especially the post-Reformation period) is still under-used. This is why it is so good to welcome the Westminster Abbey Record Series, which is being launched to publish items of historic importance and interest relating to the Abbey, most of which will be from the muniments.

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