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The Churches of Coventry

A Short History of the City & Its Medieval Remains

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Language: English
Wordcount: 28,301 / 90 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.6
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 411
Added to site: 2004.07.01
mnybks.net#: 8266
Genre: History
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annum being the average stipend), others were temporary, according to the means of those who paid for the masses--for a term of years or for a fixed number of masses, Although chantry priests were often required to give regular help in the church services or taught such scholars as came to them or served outlying chapelries, the system permitted a great number to live on occasional engagements and was doubtless productive of abuses. Chaucer tells us that his poor parson was not such an one as

...left his sheep encumbered in the mire, And ran unto London, unto Saint Foul's, To seekė him a chantery for souls.

The number of chantries in the different cathedrals varied very greatly, Lichfield had eighty-seven, St. Paul's thirty-seven, York only three. Monks' churches had few or none while in town churches they were numerous, London having one hundred and eighty, York forty-two, Coventry at least fifteen besides the twelve gild priests of the chapel of Babelake. Most were founded in connection with an

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