Secular colleges stand as the most characteristic late medieval religious foundation, with hundreds established across fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Europe; but they remain by far the least studied. This volume provides the first scholarly overview of the late medieval college and its place in English religion, society and culture. The contributions survey and reflect the wide influence of the college. They consider the religious, political, intellectual, educational, charitable, musical and artistic contributions of these foundations, and combine detailed case studies with broader surveys placing the English college in its wider British and European context. The volume thus offers an unrivalled introduction to English secular colleges, demonstrating why these foundations were so important to late medieval religion and society.
CONTRIBUTORS: CLIVE BURGESS, JEROME BERTRAM, HELEN BROWN, MARTIN HEALE, A.K. MCHARDY, JULIAN M. LUXFORD, P.H. CULLUM, JAMES WILLOUGHBY, MAGNUS WILLIAMSON, ANNE F. SUTTON, WINIFRED A. HARWOOD, DAVID SKINNER
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About the Author
Senior Lecturer in History, Royal Holloway, University of London. He obtained his undergraduate and doctorate from Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
Table of Contents
Introduction An Institution for all Seasons: The Late Medieval English College - The European Context: Collegiate Churches on the Continent - JFA Bertram Secular Colleges in Late Medieval Scotland - Helen Brown Colleges and Monasteries in Late Medieval England - Martin Heale Patronage in Late Medieval Colleges - A. K. Mc Hardy The Collegiate Church as Mausoleum - Julian Luxford Medieval Colleges and Charity - P H Cullum The Provision of Books in the English Secular College - James Willoughby The Will of John Boraston: Musicians within Collegiate and Parochial Communities - Magnus Williamson The Hospital of St Thomas of Acre of London: The Search for Patronage, Liturgical Improvement, and a School, under Master John Neel, 1420-63 - Anne F. Sutton The College as School: the Case of Winchester College - Winifred A. Harwood Music and the Reformation in the Collegiate Church of St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay - David Skinner