Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 18373
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Young , Abigail A.
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  • Title: Theater-going Nuns in Rural Devon? [In 1329 the new bishop of Exeter ordered the canonesses at Canonsleigh Abbey to observe strict enclosure. In part he warned that they must avoid worldly shows ("spectacula"). Young suggests that he may have had in mind lay-sponsored events in Exeter like the satiric "ludus" against the city's shoemakers which later offended the bishop in 1352. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Records of Early English Drama 22, 2 ( 1997): Pages 25 - 29.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Canonesses Devon, England- Canonsleigh Abbey, a House of Austin Canonesses Literature- Drama Monastic Enclosure Monasticism Performance
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 07009283