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Society Under Scrutiny VII: Miscellaneous Penitents: Pardoners, Collectors, Doctors, Hosts, Actors, Servants, Sailors, Women, and Children

Michael Haren

in Sin and Society in Fourteenth-Century England: A Study of the Memoriale Presbiterorum

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208518
eISBN:
9780191678042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208518.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

The penultimate chapter in the section on restitution is an account of pardoners. The author makes clear how fraudulent pardoners must discharge their obligation to make restitution to their ... More


The closing years: illness, age, infirmity, and death

Joan Greatrex

in The English Benedictine Cathedral Priories: Rule and Practice, c. 1270-1420

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199250738
eISBN:
9780191728570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250738.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

During their monastic life most monks were treated in the infirmary for a variety of illnesses, details of which are sometimes recorded. Elderly monks were often found holding obedientiary office, ... More


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