The English Black Monks Of St. Benedict (volume 2); A Sketch Of Their History From The Coming Of St…

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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: ... dictines had so many friends, made Douai one of the centres of English ecclesiastical life, and therefore marked the town out as a suitable place for a foundation of English benedictine monks. It was, we think, most probable Dr. William Gifford, the dean of Lille hard by, and well known to be anxious that benedictines should labour on the English mission,1 who 1 William Gifford, one of the earliest to join the Spanish benedictines after 1605, was of the noble family of Giffords or Giffards of Normandy, and by his mother connected with the Throckmortons. He was born 1555. After four years at Oxford he went to Louvain, where, for four years, he studied theology under Bellarmine. He went on to Paris, whence Allen called him to Bheims, and sent him on to Rome in 1579 to continue his studies. He then, in 1582, returned to Rheims to teach theology. He took the degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1584 at Pont-a-Mousson, and continued his work at Rheims. He lost his inheritance in England on account of his religion, but found great benefactors in the duke of Guise and his brother, the cardinal archbishop of Rheims. They gave him a yearly pension of two hundred golden pieces. He went to Rome in 1591 as one of the household of cardinal Allen, and acted as his head chaplain and almoner; and in 1594, upon Allen's death, filled a similar post in the household of the great St. Charles of Milan. The pope conferred upon him about 1596 the deanery of St. Peter's at Lille. He was np favourer of the Spauish and other policy advocated at that time by Parsons, who took care to represent the dean as unfriendly to the state. The duke of Feria writes to the king of Spain (January 3, 1597): "In Lille there is a Doctor Gifford, the dean of that place, a man of good abilities but of am...

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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: ... dictines had so many friends, made Douai one of the centres of English ecclesiastical life, and therefore marked the town out ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217348076

ISBN - 13:9780217348072

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