'Pickpurse' Purgatory, the Dissolution of the Chantries and the Suppression of Intercession for the Dead

  title={'Pickpurse' Purgatory, the Dissolution of the Chantries and the Suppression of Intercession for the Dead},
  author={Phillip Graham Lindley},
  journal={Journal of the British Archaeological Association},
  pages={277 - 304}
  • P. Lindley
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • History
  • Journal of the British Archaeological Association
Abstract Recent historical scholarship has explored the important and varied roles played by chantries and other intercessory foundations, emphasising their positive contributions to late-medieval religion and society. Art historians and archaeologists have also investigated their architecture and imagery. The complex history and the cultural consequences of the chantries' suppression have received less attention, although it has been recognised that they exerted an even greater effect on the… 
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