The Foundations of Medieval English Ecclesiastical History: by Philippa Hoskin, Christopher Brooke, Barrie Dobson

By Philippa Hoskin, Christopher Brooke, Barrie Dobson

The paintings of historians in supplying new variants of basic records, and different aids to analyze, has tended to move mostly unsung, but is essential to scholarship, as delivering the very foundations on which additional enquiry will be dependent. The essays during this quantity, conversely, rejoice the achievements during this box by way of a complete new release of medievalists, of whom the honoree, David Smith, is among the such a lot distinctive. They exhibit the significance of such versions to a formal realizing and elucidation of a few difficulties in medieval ecclesiastical heritage, starting from thirteenth-century forgery to diocesan management, from the church courts to the cloisters, and from the English parish clergy to the papacy. members: CHRISTOPHER BROOKE, C.C. WEBB, JULIA BARROW, NICHOLAS BENNETT, JANET BURTON, CHARLES FONGE, CHRISTOPHER HARPER-BILL, R.H. HELMHOLZ, PHILIPPA HOSKIN, BRIAN KEMP, F. DONALD LOGAN, ALISON MCHARDY

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27 more extreme cases the right to appoint and remove vicars from their churches without interference from the diocesan. Some monasteries, notably Benedictine houses situated in, or with endowments in, the diocese of York, claimed rights of ecclesiastical jurisdiction. Forgeries of post-Conquest episcopal acta began at least in the reign of Stephen, but became much more numerous in the last decade of the twelfth century and the early part of the thirteenth, and continued into the fourteenth century.

Barrow, ‘How the Twelfth-Century Monks of Worcester Perceived their Past’, in The Perception of the Past in TwelfthCentury Europe, ed. P. Magdalino (London, 1992), pp. 1000 to the Early Twelfth Century’, in St Wulfstan and his World, ed. Julia Barrow and Nicholas Brooks (Aldershot, 2005), pp. 105–22, especially 114–22. R. Cheney, ‘Magna Carta Beati Thome: Another Canterbury Forgery’, Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research 36 (1963), pp. 1–26. EEA; Acta Stephani Langton; Chichester Acta and DEC; for a provisional list of the spurious and possibly spurious charters in these collections, see Appendix I below.

4 In arriving at these totals I have 1 2 3 4 A. L. Brooke, Gilbert Foliot and his Letters (Cambridge, 1965), p. 128. W. Southern, ‘Aspects of the European Tradition of Historical Writing 4: The Sense of the Past’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 5th series 23 (1973), pp. 243–63, especially pp. 247–56; Martin Brett, ‘John of Worcester and his Contemporaries’, in The Writing of History in the Middle Ages, ed. C. M. Wallace-Hadrill (Oxford, 1981), pp. 101–26; J. Barrow, ‘How the Twelfth-Century Monks of Worcester Perceived their Past’, in The Perception of the Past in TwelfthCentury Europe, ed.

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