Guide to the Muniments of Westminster Abbey - Westminster Abbey Record Series (Hardback)
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Guide to the Muniments of Westminster Abbey - Westminster Abbey Record Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 138 Pages / Published: 20/09/2012
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The Muniments of Westminster Abbey constitute the archives of the iconic church that has been at the heart of public life in England since the middle ages. As well as coronations, royal events and the burials of the great and famous, the archive comprises the records of one of England's most important medieval monasteries and one of the wealthiest cathedral-style collegiate churches refounded in the Reformation period. The long, continuous history of Westminster Abbey has led to an exceptionally undisturbed archive, stretching from the tenth century to the present day and incorporating estate papers, accounts, court rolls, wills, personal papers, maps and plans as well as many surprises. This book is the first full published overview of this major archive, comprising a history of record-keeping, an analysis of the main subjects covered, and summaries of the principal series. Dr Richard Mortimer was until his retirement Keeper of the Muniments, Westminster Abbey.

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9781843837435
Number of pages: 138
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This is an excellent guide to the Abbey's records of all sorts. It is enlivened by snippets of information, such as that members of the Order of the Bath can still be married in Henry VII's Chapel. It will become the standard guide. * ARCHIVES *
A very welcome contribution to understanding the complex workings and interweavings of what is after all Britain's greatest ecclesiastical creation. * ECCLESIOLOGY TODAY *
An extremely valuable piece of work: fascinating to dip into, but well worth reading from cover to cover. * THE RICARDIAN *
Surveys the history and contents of this rich archive, providing a useful resource for those already using it and helping those unfamiliar with the collection learn what riches the muniments contain. * THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW *

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