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Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480–1750

Ralph Houlbrooke

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208761
eISBN:
9780191678134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208761.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The interest and importance of the social history of death have been increasingly recognized during the last thirty years. This book examines the effects of religious ... More


The Making of Wills

Ralph Houlbrooke

in Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480–1750

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208761
eISBN:
9780191678134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208761.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses changes in the practice of will-making between the 15th and 18th centuries. The will ceased to be something in which the clergy ... More


Last Wills and Testaments: Form and Contents

Ralph Houlbrooke

in Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480–1750

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208761
eISBN:
9780191678134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208761.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses the gradual shrinking of the religious functions of the will during the centuries following the Reformation. Wills have been the ... More


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