The Last Monks of Worcester Cathedral Priory

  title={The Last Monks of Worcester Cathedral Priory},
  author={David E. Thornton},
  journal={Midland History},
  pages={21 - 3}
Abstract This paper traces the history of the Benedictine community of St Mary’s Cathedral Priory, Worcester, from 1534 until its surrender in 1540, with the aim of determining the number and identity of the monks of Worcester at the time of the dissolution. No deed of surrender survives for the priory that would record the names of the monks, and it is argued here that previous studies have underestimated the size of the conventual community during its final days. Using pension lists as well… Expand
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Friars, Friaries and the Reformation: The Dissolution of the Midlands Friaries in 1538-39
ABSTRACT The article examines the history and archaeology of the Dissolution of the mendicant friaries in the Midlands, against the background of changing attitudes to both friary communities andExpand


Calendar of Writs preserved at Yester House 1166-1625 (Edinburgh: scottish record society, 1930)
  • Records of the Scottish Church History Society
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1599); see also Knowles, Religious Orders, iii
  • Registrum Secreti Sigilli Regum Scotorum
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