Chester; A Historical and Topographical Account of the City

Chester; A Historical and Topographical Account of the City

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...Chester was a small parcel, and that he had his seat at Lichfield, anno Christi G56, from which time there remained a succession of bishops in that see until by doom of canon law all bishops were to remove to the greatest cities in their diocese. And thereupon Peter, Bishop of Lichfield, anno Domini 1075, removed his seat from Lichfield to Chester, and was commonly styled Bishop of Chester.' After the Norman Conquest, the bishops seem to have oscillated between the three cities above-mentioned. In Chester, the Collegiate Church of St. John the Baptist was the early cathedral, so that Chester has still standing two edifices which have held this dignitv. At the time of the dissolution of the monasteries, Henry vin. at first conceived a scheme for uniting the two abbeys of Chester and Wenlock in Shropshire, into a kind of joint collegiate establishment. The draft of this scheme for ' Chestre cum Wenlock' has been published in the Cheshire Sheaf. It includes the provision of a ' provost of the Colleage, ' who was to be paid JJW per annum, four prebendaries, a reader in ' dyvynytie, ' a ' Scholemaster to teache cramer and logike in the 'rreke and latcn tonge freely, ' an ' ussher, ' four ' petvcanons, ' four men and six boy choristers, a master of the children, a Gospeller and 'a Pystoler.' Twenty-three scholars were to he on the foundation, alms were to be given to a certain amount to the poor, and other monies were to be expended 'in mendying waves.' Moreover, ' xii pore men decayed by warres or in the The City Item iiii studentes in divinitie, wherof ii to be founde of at Oxford and ii at Cambridge, every of them Chester vi li xiii s iiii d.. xxvi li xiii s iv d Item xxiiii 'ti scolers to be taught grammer, every of theym iii li vi s viii d lxxx li more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236680227
  • 9781236680228