Norwich by Augustus JessoppNorwich by Augustus Jessopp


byAugustus Jessopp

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. CHAOS COME AGAIN. On the 15th of January, 1532, an Act was passed in Parliament whereby the payment of annates, i.e., a year's income exacted from every clerical person on his preferment to a benefice, was forbidden to be paid any longer to the Pope as heretofore. This Act was the first serious threat on the part of King Henry VIII. that the rupture with the see of Rome was imminent. It was not ratified until the following July; but inasmuch as the king had no wish to save the clergy from an impost from which an important revenue might be derived, it was further enacted on the 3rd November, 1534, that all those payments should in future be paid to the king and his heirs. Up to this time the clergy were rated upon the basis of Pope Nicholas's taxation [see p. 91], but during the three centuries that had elapsed since that document had been drawn up, fresh endowments had been bestowed upon the religious orders and secular canons, and many rich foundations had sprung up exempt from those ecclesiastical burdens which the older endowments were required to bear. On the 30th January, 1535, a commission was issued by the king for drawing up a complete return of all the ecclesiastical, monastic, and collegiate property in England and Wales. The return was to give the gross and the net income of every benefice, as well as of every abbey, priory, college, or chantry, and the commissioners were ordered to have their reports ready by the following June. These returns constitute that remarkable work known as the "Valor Ecclesiasticus," which gives, as far as it goes, an exhaustive account of the revenues of the Church of England and of the religious orders when the papal supremacy came to an end. It seems that, as a rule, the work of the commissioners was ...
Title:NorwichFormat:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217735037

ISBN - 13:9780217735032