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A bishop, a patron and some preachers; a problem of presentation

O'Day, Rosemary (1999). A bishop, a patron and some preachers; a problem of presentation. In: Wood, Diana ed. Life and Thought in the Northern Church c. 1100-c 1700. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, pp. 421–434.

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Abstract

The relations between bishops of the Church of England and lay patrons could be fraught and were certainly variable. Local circumstances and the general distribution of patronage within a given diocese combined with the personalities and concerns of the bishop and patrons involved to provide a distinctive environment for negotiation. It would be rash, therefore, to suggest that any case study of co-operation or conflict between a patron and a bishop could be typical. This said, such a case-study cannot but inform and stimulate because negotiation, amicable or otherwise, was essential for all parties wishing to exercise patronage.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 1999 Ecclesiastical History Society
ISBN: 0-9529733-2-4, 978-0-9529733-2-4
Keywords: church history; northern England
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > History
Item ID: 21740
Depositing User: Jean Fone
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2010 15:07
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:57
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/21740
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