The Norman Empire and the Secular Clergy, 1066-1204

  title={The Norman Empire and the Secular Clergy, 1066-1204},
  author={David S. Spear},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  pages={1 - 10}
  • David S. Spear
  • Published 1 March 1982
  • History, Economics
  • Journal of British Studies
Several recent studies dealing with the English church during the Norman period add immeasurably to our understanding of the era, but nonetheless represent a lost opportunity to recreate the actual ecclesiastical milieu, an English church unsevered from its Norman counterpart. Institutional differences surely existed between the two churches, yet much is lost in treating them separately. Indeed, few historians would attempt to study the great eleventh and twelfth-century cathedrals and abbey… 

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