Saving the Souls of Medieval London: Perpetual Chantries at by Marie-Hélène Rousseau PDF

By Marie-Hélène Rousseau

St Paul's Cathedral stood on the centre of non secular lifestyles in medieval London. It used to be the mummy church of the diocese, a imperative landowner within the capital and surrounding geographical region, and a theatre for the enactment of occasions of nationwide value. The cathedral was once additionally a powerhouse of commemoration and intercession, the place prayers and requiem plenty have been provided on a huge scale for the salvation of the dwelling and the lifeless. This non secular position of St Paul's Cathedral used to be performed basically through the varied chantry clergymen operating and residing in its precinct. Chantries have been pious foundations, wherein donors, clerks or lay, male or lady, endowed monks to rejoice intercessory lots for the advantage of their souls. At St Paul's Cathedral, they have been first verified within the past due 12th century and, till they have been dissolved in 1548, they contributed enormously to the everyday life of the cathedral. They improved the liturgical prone provided through the cathedral, elevated the variety of the clerical contributors linked to it, and intensified kin among the cathedral and town of London. utilizing the big physique of fabric from the cathedral data, this e-book investigates the chantries and their affects at the existence, companies and clerical group of the cathedral, from their starting place within the early 13th century to the dissolution. It demonstrates the pliability and suppleness of those pious foundations and some of the contributions they made to medieval society; and sheds mild at the males who performed a task which, until eventually the abolition of the chantries in 1548, used to be visible to be an important to the non secular wellbeing and fitness of medieval London.

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