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  • Record Number: 1787
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Spear , Valerie.
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  • Title: A Canterbury Lament [the author analyzes a petition (transcribed and translated in the Appendix) sent from prioresses and abbesses to the king complaining about the advantages their ecclesiastical guardians were taking of them, charging them unfair fees and forcing them to take in new nuns when they had neither the space nor the money for them; the author argues that the petition demonstrates how the nuns could appropriate both religious and non-religious discourse to try to remedy their situation].
  • Source: Parergon: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, New Series 18, 3 (July 2001): Pages 15 - 36.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Bishops Economics Fees Monasticism Monasticism- Governance Nuns Petitions Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; Petition;London, Great Britain Public Record Office SC8/104/5190, membrane 41. A petition in medieval French addressed to the king.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Australian National University, Canberra
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English;French
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03136221
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