The English Black Monks Of St. Benedict (volume 1); A Sketch Of Their History From The Coming Of St…

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byEthelred Luke Taunton

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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. 1897. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX JOHN FECKNAM, ABBAT The monasteries were destroyed and the inhabitants dispersed. Many of those who received pensions1 were as soon as possible promoted to livings; for then their pensions ceased. Others there were who sold their pensions for a few years' purchase, so sore was their need; and then, their money exhausted, went finally to swell the evergrowing crowd of beggars who after the suppression were daily becoming a most serious and dangerous element in society. Others, again, could not go to London to receive their money; for it was at first in the capital only that such pensions were paid. Some of these allowed their pensions to lapse; others had to employ agents who, at an enormous percentage, collected the money due.2 The monastic colleges at the universities, particularly those of Gloucester, Durham, and Canterbury, were crowded with monks who retired there to continue their 1 Only the superiors of houses under.£200 income were granted pensions. 2 The pensions were taxed sometimes to the extent of one fourth as "a loan" to the king. Cf. Gasquet, vol. ii. pp. 463-466. 160 studies and find a retreat from the world.1 Among these was a young monk of Evesham, John (Baptist) Fecknam, whose name became illustrious as the last abbat of Westminster, and one of the confessors of the faith in the days of queen Elizabeth. As he was the restorer of the black monks, though but for a short while, and through him comes the link which binds the English benedictine of to-day to St. Augustine and his companions, we will sketch his life from the few details we have been able to gather. He will serve as an example both of what the dispossessed monks had to suffer and the manner of men they were. John (Baptist) Fecknam was born in the district of Fec...

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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. 1897. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX JOHN FECKNAM, ABBAT The monasteries were destroyed and the inhabitants dispersed. Many of those who received pensio...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217077633

ISBN - 13:9780217077637

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