Durham Priory 1400-1450

Durham Priory 1400-1450

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In the course of this work, Dr Dobson is able to throw new light on the universal aspirations and pre occupations of medieval monasticism. He reconstructs life in Durham in the century before its final dissolution and concludes that it was an example of 'comparatively successful conservatism' during a period in English history characterized by institutional resistance to social and intellectual change.Only with Tynemouth, a dependency of St Albans, was there a more intimate connection. Their stormy quarrels of the ... The two priors now saw each other as good neighbours and often interchanged gifts and even visits. In 1419 Wessingtonanbsp;...

Title:Durham Priory 1400-1450
Author:R. B. Dobson
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2005-11-24


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