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E.A. Jones

Iscariot.) It also includes this snippet recording the piety of an otherwise unknown hermit at Newbridge, a crossing of the Thames near Standlake, some 10 miles west of Oxford. 8 The hermitage was still standing in the seventeenth century when the Oxford antiquarian Anthony Wood investigated it (by this date the building had been turned into an inn). Wood found that, by the 1460s, the bridge had fallen into serious disrepair

in Hermits and anchorites in England, 1200–1550
C. E. Beneš

enemies according to the law of the Gospel. Unfortunately, the men of this world desire more to have victory over their enemies than to bestow laborious charity upon them. And therefore we are recording in this present work one great victory which the city of Genoa achieved during the time of its development, which was to the honour of God; a second, which was of great benefit to the city itself; a third, which was of great consolation to its

in Jacopo Da Varagine’s Chronicle of the city of Genoa
E.A. Jones

impediment, and to deal with her according to your rule with sincere charity in the Lord. Given at [Great] Missenden [Bucks.], 2 July 1300. 32. The anchoress of Whalley breaks her enclosure The document recording Henry duke of Lancaster’s establishment of a reclusory at Whalley, and his arrangements for the support of the anchorites enclosed there, was included in a previous chapter

in Hermits and anchorites in England, 1200–1550
E.A. Jones

underscored the idea that anchorites were dead to the world by numerous striking echoes of the medieval liturgy of death and burial: from the procession through the cemetery to reach the cell, to the psalms and antiphons chosen, the performance of the ‘last rites’, the open grave and the sprinkling of dust upon the recluse. 3 The verbatim recording of an anchorite’s profession [ 6 ] is a late development, and perhaps

in Hermits and anchorites in England, 1200–1550
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C. E. Beneš

. 16 Historical writing was one of the most popular and most variable genres, with annals, chronicles, hagiographies (saints’ lives), and histories all celebrating urban life and communal achievements. 17 Some of the earliest are relatively simple annals recording notable events on a year-by-year basis; such annals survive from the tenth to twelfth centuries for most of the

in Jacopo Da Varagine’s Chronicle of the city of Genoa
C. E. Beneš

–5. 167 The Dominican theologian Peter of Tarentaise (January–June 1276), later beatified. 168 Jacopo's chronicle is unusually short for Bernardo's archiepiscopate and the administratorship of Opizzo Fieschi, recording only the battle of Meloria and the papal succession: see the introduction, p. 15

in Jacopo Da Varagine’s Chronicle of the city of Genoa
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Gervase Rosser

unusual in recording a set of pre-Conquest customs in use in the city. Chester’s obligation for tax on land outside the city indicates that estates had previously been assigned for the maintenance (whether in food or military defence) of the town. We should note not only the crown’s entitlement to the proceeds of urban commerce but also the extent of royal control over other aspects of life in the town

in Towns in medieval England
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Andrew Rabin

background and his letters to Ælfric do reveal an interest in the legality of caesarean procedures, though this may be nothing more than coincidence. 39 Concerning other members of Wulfstan’s family, the Liber Eliensis notes that Brihteah, a later bishop of Worcester, was the son of Wulfstan’s sister, while the existence of a second sister is attested by a later charter recording her marriage to

in The political writings of Archbishop Wulfstan of York
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I.S. Robinson

. What Lampert believed himself to be recording in the Annals was the disastrous decline in standards in public life that followed the death of Henry III. Lampert’s consistently hostile portrayal of Henry IV was prompted by his idealised memory of the king’s father. 63 A similar idealisation of Henry III is visible in the revised version of the chronicle of Lampert’s contemporary, Berthold, monk of

in The Annals of Lampert of Hersfeld
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Andrew Rabin

accurately recording a legal present. This claim remains controversial, however. For perspectives on the historical accuracy of this clause, see Brown 1969 : 141; Stenton 1970 : 382–93; Abels 1988a : 108–11; Lawson 1993 : 60; Hadley 2000 : 74–5; Campbell 2009 : 29–30; Rabin 2010a

in The political writings of Archbishop Wulfstan of York