Item description for A History of the County of Cornwall: II: Religious History to 1560 (Victoria County History) by Nicholas Orme...
Religious history is the focus of this volume, which covers the development of Christianity in the county from its Romano-British origins up to the Elizabethan Church Settlement of 1559; it provides the first ever in-depth study of the county's religious history during the Middle Ages and the Reformation. The story it tells is a highly distinctive one, full of interest, covering the uniquely numerous local saints and founders, their legends and the parish churches, chapels, holy wells and religious sites associated with them, as well as the larger religious communities. The Cornish clergy are placed in a national context and the impact of their scholarship on the wider word is emphasised. Five general chapters are followed by detailed histories of the 35 monasteries, friaries, collegiate churches, and hospitals in the county. The book is well-illustrated throughout, with numerous maps, plans, and photographs. NICHOLAS ORME is Emeritus Professor of History at Exeter University and an honorary canon of Truro Cathedral. He has written some twenty books on English religious, cultural, and social history, including Medieval Children, Medieval Schools, and The Saints of Cornwall.
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Studio: Victoria County History
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.2" Width: 8.4" Height: 1.2" Weight: 3.55 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2010
Publisher Victoria County History
ISBN 1904356125 ISBN13 9781904356127
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More About Nicholas Orme
Nicholas Orme is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He is the author of many books, including Medieval Schools and Medieval Children.
Nicholas Orme has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Exeter.