Testamentary Records of the English and Welsh Episcopate, 1200-1413: Wills, Executors' Accounts and Inventories, and the Probate Process (102) (Canterbury & York Society)

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Between 1200 and 1413, 285 individuals held sees in England and Wales. Many of them made wills, appointed executors who administered their estates, prepared inventories and rendered accounts of their administrations. This volume edits all the unpublished The documents are presented here with full introduction and explanatory notes.

C.M. Woolgar is Professor of History and Archival Studies at the University of Southampton and Head of Special Collections in the University Library.

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A comprehensive and elegant work that is genuinely fascinating to read. (An) immensely valuable work. SOUTHERN HISTORY This is an excellent work which certainly achieves its aims of editing all the unpublished probate material and providing a comprehensive overview of the surviving records. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW

This is an important and useful volume in a number of ways. It makes available editions of texts which deserve wide use, provides an introduction which gives a rich context for reading them, and gives an overview of a range of documentation. (...) It should be of great value in work on medieval bishops and on elite households in general. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY A comprehensive and elegant work that is genuinely fascinating to read. (An) immensely valuable work. SOUTHERN HISTORY This is an excellent work which certainly achieves its aims of editing all the unpublished probate material and providing a comprehensive overview of the surviving records. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW

Will be welcomed by medievalists. . The volume is as comprehensive in the publication of texts as it is in the detailed introductory material and thorough indices. . When consulting the volume, the reader feels confident that they are being guided by an historian who has truly mastered this vast corpus of sources. (It) is a superb entry into the Canterbury and York Society's series. ARCHIVES, XXXVIII, no. 26, 2013 This is an important and useful volume in a number of ways. It makes available editions of texts which deserve wide use, provides an introduction which gives a rich context for reading them, and gives an overview of a range of documentation. (...) It should be of great value in work on medieval bishops and on elite households in general. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY A comprehensive and elegant work that is genuinely fascinating to read. (An) immensely valuable work. SOUTHERN HISTORY This is an excellent work which certainly achieves its aims of editing all the unpublished probate material and providing a comprehensive overview of the surviving records. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW

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C.M. Woolgar is Professor of History and Archival Studies at the University of Southampton and Head of Special Collections in the University Library.

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