The History of Leicester. Index

The History of Leicester. Index

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...like those against the monks of the abbey, were made use of to annoy and terrify the dean and canons of the collegiate church of the Newarke. They were accused of keeping concubines, and of being guilty of similar practices to those which, it is recorded, once drew fire from heaven upon the heads of the offenders." The guilds were not dissolved, however, until the thirty-seventh year of Henry the Eighth's reign, when all cottages, free chapels, c See Dr. Layton's letter to Cromwell, which is copied in the " Letters relating to the Suppression of the Monasteries," compiled by Thomas Wright, esq. Now standing. 'The writer has seen all the particulars of these infamous charges, but does not think them deserving a fuller notice than he has accorded to them. chantries, hospitals, and fraternities, with their lands, tenements, and other property, were granted to him by parliament. Even as late as the year 1540, the stewards of Corpus Christi and St. Margaret's guilds gave 10 each from their funds, to defray the charges which the town had incurred in procuring a charter to hold two fairs, one about the day called the " Nativity of St. John the Baptist," and the other upon the feast day of the "Conception of our Lady."f This gift was probably intended to restore to the guilds the waning affection of the townsfolk. In the reign of Edward the Sixth the lands belonging to the guilds of Corpus Christi and St. Margaret were sold to Robert Cuteler, esq., who afterwards became chief justice of the king's bench. The property of the other religious houses was chiefly held by the crown for some years after they had been suppressed; and subsequently either sold or leased, in various portions, to wealthy townspeople...show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236569938
  • 9781236569936