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Guide to the Muniments of Westminster Abbey Richard Mortimer

Guide to the Muniments of Westminster Abbey

Richard Mortimer

Published September 20th 2012
ISBN : 9781843837435
Hardcover
138 pages
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The Muniments of Westminster Abbey constitute the archives of the iconic church that has been at the heart of public life in England since the middle ages. As well as coronations, royal events and the burials of the great and famous, the archiveMoreThe Muniments of Westminster Abbey constitute the archives of the iconic church that has been at the heart of public life in England since the middle ages. As well as coronations, royal events and the burials of the great and famous, the archive comprises the records of one of Englands most important medieval monasteries and one of the wealthiest cathedral-style collegiate churches refounded in the Reformation period. The long, continuous history of Westminster Abbey has led to an exceptionally undisturbed archive, stretching from the tenth century to the present day and incorporating estate papers, accounts, court rolls, wills, personal papers, maps and plans as well as many surprises. This book is the first full published overview of this major archive, comprising a history of record-keeping, an analysis of the main subjects covered, and summaries of the principal series. Dr Richard Mortimer was until his retirement Keeper of the Muniments, Westminster Abbey.