1314-50. An abridged version (omitting most of the detail
about the plague) was printed by Henry Wharton, Anglia
Sacra , 2 vols, London, 1691, where its composition
is credited to William Dene.
British Library, Cottonian
MS, Faustina B V fos 96v-101.
would die, commanded the church of Westminster to be
dedicated on Innocents Day. Thus, full of years and glory, he
surrendered his pure spirit to heaven and was buried on the day of the
Epiphany in the said church which after he had arrived in England had
built in that kind of style which now almost all attempt to rival at
The people of the West Saxons which had reigned in Britain 571
modifications from W.H. Bliss, ed., Calendar of Papal Registers Relating
to Great Britain and Ireland. Petitions to the Pope: Vol. 1:
1342–1419 (London: HMSO, 1896), p. 270; and (ii) from W.H. Bliss
and C. Johnson, eds, Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great
Britain and Ireland: Vol. 3: 1342–1362 (London: HMSO, 1897), p.
(i) [Petition of] Bernard de Broquasio
religion he was broadly conservative) became the
government’s principal agent in the dissolution of the monasteries in
Oxford, Reading, and the neighbouring counties of Warwickshire and
Excerpted and modernised from the English original in Henry
Ellis, ed., Original Letters illustrative of English History, including
numerous royal letters, from autographs in the British Museum … and
Caritas (1981) and (in collaboration with Robert Saxton) the
opera of the same name (1991), and independently the film Anchoress
(dir. Chris Newby, British Film Institute, 1993), and a novel, Anchoress
of Shere , by Paul L. Moorcraft (2000). Modern treatments speculate on
the psychopathology behind Carpenter’s broken vows, but the medieval
documents are silent on the matter. When Isolda de Heton left the reclusory
Analecta Cartusiana 106 (1984), 1–27.
For discussion of Lacy and his manuscript, see R.M.
Clay, ‘Further Studies on Medieval Recluses’, The
Journal of the British Archaeological Association 3rd series, 16
(1953): 74–86, pp. 75–8; Ralph Hanna III, A Descriptive
Catalogue of the Western Medieval Manuscripts of
remained an anchorite at All Hallows for the next quarter century: for his
will, dated 1537, see [35b] .
Translated from the Latin printed by R.M. Clay,
‘Further Studies on Medieval Recluses’, The Journal of the
British Archaeological Association 3rd series 16 (1953): 74–86,
at p. 86.
Profession of Sir Simon Appulby, anchorite
I, Simon Appulby, priest, offer and give myself to the mercy
the Church would not normally allow.
Translation of the Latin original quoted from Calendar of
Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and
Ireland, vol. 5: 1398–1404 , edited by W.H. Bliss and J.A. Twemlow
(London: HMSO, 1904), p. 471, with slight modifications. 22
St Peter’s, Rome, 16 Nov. 1401.
To Emma Scherman, of the diocese of York.
Indult to her – who formerly took a vow of a recluse
more rare, and suggests that the chapel was already of
some importance and was attracting significant numbers of pilgrims. (See
also [ 58 ].) The generous
indulgence (5 years 200 days, against the 40 days maximum that a bishop
could grant) would only have increased its appeal.
Quoted from J.A. Twemlow, ed., Calendar of Entries in the
Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 12:
For the date of these additions to the manuscript,
see Kathleen L. Scott, A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the
British Isles: Vol. 6: Later Gothic Manuscripts 1390–1490 (2
vols, London: Harvey Miller, 1996), no. 18, Vol. 2, pp.
For a later and somewhat more complex rite, see
Clay, Hermits and Anchorites , appendix B