Accounts of the Priory of Worcester: For the Year 13-14 Henry VIII, A. D. 1521-2; And a Catalogue of the Rolls of the Obedientiaries (Classic Reprint) by James Maurice Wilson (Paperback / softback, 2016)
Excerpt from Accounts of the Priory of Worcester: For the Year 13-14 Henry VIII, A. D. 1521-2; And a Catalogue of the Rolls of the Obedientiaries The historical documents, which have been in the care of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester since the Dissolution of the monastery, are numerous and varied. Those charters and letters which possess obvious historical interest have been, for the most part, long ago published by antiquaries and historians. But there remain many documents, still unread, which may be of use to students of mediaeval and monastic history, and may possess a wider interest. I do t possess the kwledge requisite to trace the past history of these documents, or to indicate the various volumes in which those which have been published may be read. That must be done by some one else. The object of this preface is only to put on record some account of what has recently happened to them, and to state what is their present condition. In the fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VIII., of the Historical Documents Commission, 1895, Mr. Reginald Lane Poole has given the following outline: - The Records of the Prior and Convent, he writes, and of their successors the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of St. Mary, Worcester, are preserved in a room adjoining the Bishop's Registry in the Gateway Tower, to which they were removed in recent years from the long chamber over the south aisle of the nave of the Church, where is w the Cathedral Library. The muniments have in past time suffered considerably from damp and the ravages of mice. At present there is danger of damp since fires are constantly kept in two or three of the adjoining rooms, and both in January and in April I have found the documents in a satisfactorily dry condition. Mr. Poole tes, however, that the shelves are t high eugh for the books to stand upright, and that the charters require to be laid out flat, and numbered, and so arranged that any one can easily be found. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.