William de Colchester

William de Colchester

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"[...]did so during the reign of Simon Langham, the most eminent of all our Abbots, but it is not possible to say whether he received priest's orders before or after the election of Nicholas Litlington to the Abbacy in April, 1362. The Monastery was still suffering in numbers from the ravages of the Great Pestilence in 1349, and consisted in 1356-7 of only thirty-five monks and two novices. Colchester was the last of five new members of whom we hear first in 1361-2. Five years later, in 1366-7, he was chosen by the Convent as one of two of their number whom they thought specially apt to learning, and whom it was therefore their duty to send up to Oxford to join the other Benedictine students at Gloucester Hall, an institution established by the Order in its General Chapter held at Abingdon in 1290. 10 Our custom was that the Convent Treasurer paid 10 yearly to each Westminster student for his maintenance, 11 besides the cost[...].""
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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.05mm | 127.01g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507538146
  • 9781507538142