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The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England Hardcover – 1 Sep 2016

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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 1st Edition edition (22 Sept. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198702531
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198702535
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 3.3 x 16.3 cm
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Heale's remarkable book fills a gap in the historiography of the monastic superior in medieval England, condensing a cast body of documentary evidence and case studies of individual abbots into an eminently readable overview. (Euan C. Roger, Parliamentary History. October 2017 No quote 27/10/2017)

This is a valuable book, contributing a plethora of detailed information (Lucy Beckett, Times Literary Supplement)

The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England is to be much admired for its broad scope, deep learning, and provocative conclusions. It will inevitably, and deservedly, become the standard work on this subject. (Dr Katherine Harvey, Reviews in History)

This is a distinguished and substantial contribution not only to monastic and religious history, but to the social history of England, in an age when the clergy were as important a part of society as the laity. (Dr Nicholas Orme, Church Times)

Martin Heale has written an excellent book. (Virginia Bainbridge, Sehepunkte)

an excellent, broad survey of the critical roles of abbots and priors in monastic houses during this era of profound change ... Highly recommended. (CHOICE)

Ultimately [...] this is a comprehensive book written with great skill, care and attention. It will be of interest to specialist and lay readers alike, but will be particularly welcomed by students of late medieval religious culture and the Reformation, both undergraduate and postgraduate, who have lacked a comparable volume of this scope and accessibility. (David Harry, The Ricardian)

About the Author

Martin Heale is a Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Liverpool, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has published widely on the history of the late medieval and sixteenth-century church, with a particular focus on the religious orders. His publications include The Dependent Priories of Medieval English Monasteries, Monasticism in Late Medieval England c.1300-1535, The Late Medieval English College and its Context (co-edited with Clive Burgess) and The Prelate in England and Europe, 1300-1560.

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