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Title: A calendar of the Archdeaconry of Stafford section of the register of Roger Northburgh, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, with some discussion of its contents
Author: Davies, R. A.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2673 6841
Awarding Body: Birmingham University
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 1986
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This thesis Is based upon the archdeaconry of Stafford section of the episcopal register of Roger de Northburgh, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield from 1322-1358 and provides a calendar of the sixty seven, folios of text. The majority of the documents are institutions and collations to parish benefices, exchanges of benefice, appointments of abbots and priors to religious houses and collations and papal provisions of cathedral prebends and collations of prebendal houses. There is in addition a wide range of other documents, including one vicarage ordination and an episcopal letter concerning the non-distribution of oblations. The text has been indexed. The text is preceded by an introduction which comments on the parish priests, their origins and education, their career, their tenure of benefice and the length of vacancy between incumbencies. The patronage system and the appropriation of churches is discussed as is the effect of the Black Death of parish clergy. The last two chapters comment upon the family and the familia of the bishop and investigate at some length the itinerary of the bishop throughout his long episcopate. The introduction concludes with a short editorial note.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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