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H. E. J. Cowdrey

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199259601

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259601.001.0001

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The Church of Canterbury

The Church of Canterbury

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If the endeavour to assert the primacy of Canterbury was one aspect of Lanfranc's renewal of the mother church of the kingdom, a second and complementary concern was with the primatial see itself. In addition to his building work in the cathedral and cathedral monastery of Christ Church, Lanfranc was remembered for his foundation, construction, and endowment near the city of three charitable institutions: the hospital of St. John the Baptist, the priory of St. Gregory the Great, and the leper hospital of St. Nicholas. Upon the death in 1075 of Bishop Siward of Rochester, Lanfranc began to use the Norman bishops of that see as his episcopal assistants; for their support he endowed and reordered their see in a manner that imitated his renewal of the see of Canterbury itself. This chapter also discusses Lanfranc's administration of the lands and income of Canterbury and his securing of Canterbury's lands and privileges.

Keywords:   Lanfranc, Canterbury, cathedral, monastery, charitable institutions, Christ Church, lands, privileges, income, see

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