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Preparation for Death

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/9780198208761.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses the preparation for death as the most important business of earthly existence — a view shared by most preachers and writers of ... More


Death in Old Age

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the death of elderly people and the plight they have to undergo as they age, such as social disengagement, loneliness and isolation, dependency, and a declining sense of ... 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


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


Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Lydia M.D. Dugdale (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Most of us are generally ill-equipped for dying. Today, we neither see death nor prepare for it. But this has not always been the case. In the early fifteenth century, the Catholic Church published ... More


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