Monks of Westminster

Being a Register of the Brethren of the Convent from the Time of the Confessor to the Dissolution

by Ernest Harold Pearce;


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Monks of Westminster

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For this 1916 work, Archdeacon E. H. Pearce searched through the extensive muniments of Westminster Abbey to provide a list of all the known members of the monastic community until the Dissolution. Over 700 individuals are included, with all the information about them available to the author. While the list is not complete, and the use of other sources would add additional names for the early period, Pearce completed a remarkable achievement. Westminster was a substantial foundation, with an average community of 47 for the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. About half of these, who held some office or function, are naturally better documented than ordinary monks. Scholarship was evidently valued by the abbey, although the majority of the writings evidenced were on the history of the community rather than theological or literary works. Some monks were supported at Oxford, but little is known of the education offered to the remainder.

Monks of Westminster by Ernest Harold Pearce was published by Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) in October 2010. The ISBN for Monks of Westminster is 9780511708947.

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Page last updated 2nd October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatOnline resource
PublisherCambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) (October 2010)
ISBN9780511708947
ISBN-100511708947
Product Code4491949
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