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Lordship and Faith: The English Gentry and the Parish Church in the Middle Ages

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Lordship and Faith takes as its subject the many hundreds of parish churches built in England in the Middle Ages by the gentry, the knights and esquires, and the lords of country manors. Nigel Saul uses lordly engagement with the parish church as a way of opening up the piety and sociability of the gentry, focusing on the gentry as founders and builders of churches, worshippers in them, holders of church advowsons, and patrons and sponsors of parish communities. Saul also looks at how the gentry's interest in the parish ...

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Lordship and Faith: The English Gentry and the Parish Church in the Middle Ages
2017, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198706199

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