The early English church by Edward ChurtonThe early English church by Edward Churton

The early English church

byEdward Churton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1842 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX GOOD MEN IN EVIL TIMES. ROBERT GROSTETE, HP. OF LIN-COLN, AND HIS FRIENDS. PIOUS FOUNDERS OF CHURCHES AND COLLEGES. TYRANNY OF HENRY VIII. CONCLUSION. Yet, in that throng of selfish hearts untrue, Thy sad eye rests upon thy faithful few; Pause where we may upon the desert road, Sonic shelter is in sight, some sacred safe abode. The Christian Year. Grostete, or Greathead, bishop of Lincoln, was born at Stradbrook in Suffolk. He studied at Oxford, and also at Paris, which was a famous seat of learning in the middle ages. He then returned to Oxford, and was a tutor or master in the Fianciscan school there. He took holy orders from the bishop, and became rector of St. Margaret's, Leicester, and was soon afterwards made archdeacon. He was an intimate friend of Simon de Montfort, the famous earl of Leicester, who afterwards unfortunately was led by too daring an ambition to make war against his sovereign. In A. D. 1235 Grostete was elected bishop of Lincoln. On his coming to his see, which then took in a wide extent of nine or ten counties, he found the country-churches in many places left without a proper maintenance for the parishpriests, the tithes having been improperly given to the monasteries, who were to provide a vicar to do the duty. He made a diligent visitation of his diocese, and compelled the monasteries to give a more fitting allowance to the vicars. In some places, it seems, they sent over only a monk to do the duty on Sundays. Finding also that the privileges given by the popes to the monasteries, and even to the nunneries, led to many abuses, he determined, in spite of the exemptions which had been granted against the proper rights of bishops, to put them to a strict visitation. In this he met with great difficulties. In the beginning ...
Title:The early English churchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217118887

ISBN - 13:9780217118880