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This book, written by a Walden monk soon after 1203, is printed here in its entirety for the first time. This lively narrative relates the history of the Mandeville earls of Essex and the inheritance of their lands and title by King John's justiciar, Geoffrey fitz Peter. The monk-author describes the development of the priory at Walden and its elevation to the status of a Benedictine abbey in 1190.
  • ISBN13: 9780198203308
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 1999
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00288
SeriesOxford Medieval Texts
Publication DateAugust 19, 1999
Primary CategoryHistory/Medieval

The Book of the Foundation of Walden Monastery

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