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Lordship and Faith: The English Gentry and the Parish Church in the Middle Ages

Nigel Saul


This book takes as its subject the many hundreds of parish churches built in England in the Middle Ages by the gentry, the knights and esquires, the lords of country manors. It uses lordly engagement with the parish church as a way of opening up questions about gentry, piety, and sociability, focusing on the gentry as founders and builders of churches, worshippers in them, holders of church advowsons, and patrons and sponsors of parochial communities. It also looks at how the gentry’s interest in the parish church sat alongside their patronage of the monks and friars, and their use of private ... More

Keywords: churches, gentry, piety, building, tombs, monuments, chapels, parish, colleges

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198706199
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706199.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nigel Saul, author
Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, Royal Holloway, University of London