The Religious Orders in England, Volume 3: The Tudor Age

The Religious Orders in England, Volume 3: The Tudor Age

David Knowles


This quantity opens with a survey of monastic lifestyles and actions within the early Tudor interval, which throws new mild at the fortunes of the Cistercian abbeys and at the impression upon the priests of the recent humanist schooling. Chapters are dedicated to Bishop Redman's visitations of the white canons, to the agricultural goals of previous extra of Worcester, to the friars ranged for and opposed to the hot studying, and to the Carthusians; there also are a few personality sketches of amazing abbots and others. There follows a assessment of the altering spiritual weather: of Wolsey's makes an attempt at reform, of the all-perspective effect of Erasmus and of the occupation of Elizabeth Barton. the commercial nation of the monasteries is mentioned as a prelude to the sombre tale of the Suppression, illuminated by means of infrequent gleams of heroism. The destiny and after-careers of the non secular are handled in complete from the list resources; there are chapters at the aftermath in Mary's reign and the linking with sleek Benedictines, and an epilogue seems to be again over six centuries of English monasticism.

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