IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 724: The Regular Canons in the British Isles, I: Social Contexts

Tuesday 8 July 2008, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Gregynog Medieval Monastic Studies, University of Wales
Organisers:Janet Burton, Department of History, University of Wales, Lampeter
Karen Stöber, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Moderator/Chair:Janet Burton, Department of History, University of Wales, Lampeter
Paper 724-aCorrodies at Houses of Regular Canons in England c. 1485 - 1539
(Language: English)
Allison Fizzard, Department of History, Campion College, University of Regina, Saskatchewan
Index terms: Lay Piety, Monasticism
Paper 724-bThe Standing Fabric and the Rockeries: Reconstructing Thurgarton Priory Church
(Language: English)
Jenny Alexander, Department of the History of Art, University of Warwick
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Art History - General, Monasticism
Paper 724-cThe Regular Canons in Wales: The Priories of Beddgelert and Penmon
(Language: English)
Karen Stöber, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Lay Piety, Monasticism
Abstract

The regular canons remain one of the least studied religious groups in medieval Britain, yet in their various guises – Augustinian, Premonstratensian, Gilbertine etc. – they constituted the most numerous. This session – and its companion session (The Regular Canons in the British Isles, II) presents recent research on a range of aspects relating to the regular canons in Britain. The first paper assesses the contact formed between houses of canons and the lay community through corrodies; the second paper takes an art-historical and archaeological look at one Augustinian priory; and the third paper discusses two houses of regular canons in Wales in their social context.