Religious Patronage of Angevin Royal Administrators, c. 1170–1239 *

  title={Religious Patronage of Angevin Royal Administrators, c. 1170–1239 *},
  author={Ralph V. Turner},
Ecclesiastical benefactions by English barons have provided topics for a number of scholars, but the professional civil servants, proto-bureaucrats, who first appeared in the twelfth century, are another group whose gifts to the Church deserve more study. In England, such men appear as early as Henry I's time, but they become more numerous in the reign of his grandson, Henry II. At first, such royal servants were men of all work, doing whatever the king assigned to them at the curia regis, in… 
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