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Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Exeter

A Description of Its Fabric and a Brief History of the Episcopal See

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Author: Percy Addleshaw (Percy Hemingway)
Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 26,168 / 85 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 562
Added to site: 2006.10.02 14888
Genre: Non-fiction


Peter Quivil, his successor in the see, was probably working with him, as he was a canon of the cathedral before being raised to the bishopric. He invented and designed the Decorated cathedral, and transformed the transepts. He must be classed with Warelwast as the chief of the building bishops. Admirably and sympathetically as his work was continued by those who followed him, their claim on our recognition and gratitude is less. His skill, too, seems to have been almost equalled by his generosity, for out of gratitude the Chapter promised to maintain his yearly obit. In the office of the mass, in the memento for the dead, his name was ordered to be spoken primum et praecipium. He seems to have given the Franciscans some cause for anger; it is suggested that his Dominican confessor urged him to treat the followers of St. Francis with severity. Anyhow, the aggrieved ones had their revenge, for the bishop's death, which happened on the eve of St. Francis, "after drinking of a certain sirrop



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