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Of Prelates and Princes: A Study of the Economic and Social Position of the Tudor Episcopate

Heal, Felicity

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ISBN 10: 0521229502 / ISBN 13: 9780521229500
Published by Cambridge University Press, 1980
Condition: Used: Very Good Hardcover
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Octavo, 363 pp. Brown cloth. From private collection of Boston historian Frederick A. Hagar. Top edge of text block shows some minor soiling. Name printed on ffep. Pages remain clean and unmarked; binding, tight. In clean dust jacket. "The Tudor bishops were men of power and influence within the English realm, both because they possessed spiritual authority and because they exercised lordship over great estates. This book examines their activities as temporal lords: it seeks to discover how wealthy they were and to what uses their revenues were put. Bookseller Inventory # FH032014006

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Title: Of Prelates and Princes: A Study of the ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Very Good

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The Tudor bishops were men of power and influence within the English realm, both because they possessed spiritual authority and because they exercised lordship over great estates. This book examines their activities as temporal lords: it seeks to discover how wealthy they were and to what uses their revenues were put. Dr Heal draws upon much research undertaken by other scholars in particular dioceses and for particular prelates. The bishops possessed considerable wealth, but they had little security, for the crown effectively controlled their economic destiny, especially after the break with Rome in 1534. No study of the episcopate can therefore ignore the effects of royal policy, and this book combines an investigation into the attitudes and behaviour of the Tudor monarchs with its close examination of the fortunes of the bishops.

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The Tudor bishops were men of power and influence within the English realm, both because they possessed spiritual authority and because they exercised lordship over great estates. This book examines their activities as temporal lords: it seeks to discover how wealthy they were and to what uses their revenues were put.

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