Some Account of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Taunton, and the Restoration Thereof [By J. Cottle] Together with Several Notices of Ecclesiastical Matters

Some Account of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Taunton, and the Restoration Thereof [By J. Cottle] Together with Several Notices of Ecclesiastical Matters

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...here, nearly upon the site of the present, (1" not only as a place of residence, but also for the purpose of better securing the conquests(c) which he had made in this part of Britain." It is here that this prince, whose reign throughout is "marked with fortitude tempered with moderation, and prudence heightened by religion," is said to have held the first great councils of his kingdom, by whose assistance he compiled a code of laws for the government of his subjects. In this great council we find the bishops and clergy mentioned with the nobles and commons. He says, "I, Ina, king of the West Saxons, have called my fatherhood, aldermen, and my wisest commons, with the godly men of my kingdom, to consult of great and weighty matters."(d) It is not i "The division of a diocese into rural parishes, and the foundation of churches adequate to them, cannot be ascribed to any one act, nor indeed to any one single age. The forming of parishes and the appropriation of their tithes, seldom took place until the churches had been or were about to be built to which the tithes were to be appropriated. And all those churches erected in the seventh century were, of course, of Saxon origin, and built in the Saxon style."--Bum's " Ecclesiastical Law," vol. i., p. 59. lb) Castles in that age, as well as churches, were sometimes built of wood; sometimes in haste, for present accommodation, or from the want of other materials at hand; and this will account for their speedy disappearance, time not leaving a vestige to tell the site on which they stood. (cl "Ina, king of the West Saxons, was one of the best and most illustrious princes of the Saxon Heptarchy. The turning his arms against Gerwent, king of Wales, and...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236524918
  • 9781236524911