Henry of Huntingdon: Clerical Celibacy and the Writing of History

  title={Henry of Huntingdon: Clerical Celibacy and the Writing of History},
  author={Nancy F. Partner},
  journal={Church History},
  pages={467 - 475}
By the time that Henry, archdeacon of Huntingdon, completed the first edition of his Historia Anglorum, about 1129, four reform councils had made it quite clear, even to the stubbornly resistant English clergy, that subdeacons, deacons and priests should not have wives, concubines or sons with clerical ambitions. Henry, who had uncanonically succeeded his father, Nicholas, in his archdeaconry, was by 1129 about forty-five years old and had at least one son, probably in minor orders. His major… 
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