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St Edmund's Abbey used to be some of the most hugely privileged and wealthiest spiritual homes in medieval England, one heavily concerned with the important govt; its historical past is a vital part of English background. This booklet (the first of 2 volumes) deals a magisterial and accomplished account of the Abbey throughout the 13th century, established totally on facts within the abbey's documents (over forty registers survive). The careers of the abbots, starting with the good Samson, give you the chronological constitution; separate chapters learn a variety of features in their rule, reminiscent of their family members with the convent, the abbey's inner and exterior management and its family members with its tenants and neighbours, with the king and the important executive. Chapters also are dedicated to the priests' non secular, cultural and highbrow existence, to their writings, ebook assortment and data. Appendices specialise in the mid-thirteenth century debts which provide a special and certain photograph of the company and financial system of St Edmunds' estates in West Suffolk, and at the abbey's watermills and windmills.
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Additional info for A History of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds, 1182-1256: Samson of Tottington to Edmund of Walpole
This brief chronicle covers the period from the Incarnation to 1212. It ends incomplete in the course of the annal for 1212 owing to the loss of leaves from the only known copy. This last annal is a full, contemporaneous account of national events composed in 1212 or shortly afterwards. The earlier part of the Annales is mainly a compilation from various narrative sources. These are all well known until 1199. This derivative part of the chronicle includes a few entries not found elsewhere which concern St Edmunds and are of some, though limited, value for the abbey’s history and latterly for Samson’s Nearly all the charters are discussed and edited by Davis, Kalendar, pp.
See: JB, ed. Greenway and Sayers, p. 136 and n. 44 where it is suggested that Samson joined the important ecclesiastics and others to whom Henry II gave permission to go to Rome in 1159/60; see Mary Cheney, ‘The recognition of Alexander III: some neglected evidence’, EHR, lxxxv (1969), pp. 474–95 (where the possibility that Samson joined this mission is not mentioned). It was probably as a result of Samson’s mission that Alexander III included in his bull to St Edmunds dated 12 January 1162, the ruling that when the church of Woolpit fell vacant it was to return to the use of the brethren (‘… ecclesiam de Vulpet cum uacauerit in usum fratrum redire statuimus …’: Papsturkunden, iii.
P. D. A. Harvey and Andrew McGuinnes, A Guide to British Medieval Seals (British Library and Record Office, London, 1996), pp. 106–7. Below, pl. I. Papsturkunden, iii. 260 no. 118. See: Michelle Still, The Abbot and his Rule. Religious Life at St Albans, 1290–1349 (Aldershot, 2002), p. 23 and n. 96; Brenda Bolton and A. J. Duggan, Adrian IV, the English Pope (1154–1159) (Aldershot, 2003), p. 95. 25 Abbot Robert at once made full use of Adrian’s connection with St Albans. He visited him personally and later sent envoys, on each occasion giving exceedingly rich gifts to him and to powerful figures at the curia.