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The secularization of ecclesiastical privileges in medieval England and their subsequent adoption and use in Colonial America, 1066-1766

@inproceedings{Johnstone2017TheSO,
  title={The secularization of ecclesiastical privileges in medieval England and their subsequent adoption and use in Colonial America, 1066-1766},
  author={P. Johnstone},
  year={2017}
}
This thesis demonstrates that I have provided a sustained, original, coherent, and significant contribution to scholarly research on benefit of clergy as it transitioned from ecclesiastical use to temporal during the late middle ages and how once secularized was subsequently adopted and used in colonial Virginia and Massachusetts. The Introduction argues that whereas benefit of clergy existed in the English-speaking world for almost fifteen hundred years it has been largely dismissed as evil… Expand