IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1313: Planting the Rule of St Augustine in the North of England

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Department of History, University of York
Organiser:Judith Frost, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Kimm Curran, History Lab+, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Paper 1313-aMonastic Affinity between Augustinian Houses: An Order unto Ourselves
(Language: English)
Judith Frost, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism
Paper 1313-bAugustinian Foundations and Their Founders in the North of England
(Language: English)
Andrew Abram, School of Archaeology, History & Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Index terms: Lay Piety, Monasticism
Paper 1313-cBishops and Baron in the Founding of Thurgarton Priory
(Language: English)
William Ellis Morgan, Independent Scholar, Nottingham
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Monasticism

This session will examine monastic houses of Regular Canons following the Rule of St Augustine both at their foundation and in their maturity. The session considers particular houses in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Cheshire and elsewhere across the North of England. The papers focus on the dynamics of religious foundation, lordship, and family networks as well as the role of royal and ecclesiastical authorities and noble families. During the early decades of establishment Augustinian monasteries developed and maintained spiritual affinities and practical relationships that sometimes transcended patronal, diocesan and geographic boundaries.