By C.S. Knighton
This booklet is the 1st quantity in a brand new enterprise, the Westminster Abbey checklist sequence, which goals to post records, calendars, lists and indexes from the Abbey's huge and non-stop archive of over one thousand years, making its contents on hand either to students and to a much broader public. This version of the earliest bankruptcy Act publication of the Dean and bankruptcy is an important resource for the influence of the Reformation at Westminster. The years coated during this quantity exhibit the company of developing a reformed cathedral; the management of the Abbey's huge property can be good illustrated, together with the relatives with the robust courtiers and politicians who have been one of the Abbey's tenants.
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163-75. 20 WCA, Reg. Bracy, if. 72-92v. See Indexes to the Ancient Testamentary Records of Westminster, ed. M. Burke (1913), 72, though the date of the opening act is there misunderstood as 1554, as in A Calendar of grants of probate and administration and of other testamentary records of the Commissary Court of the venerable the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, ed. J. C. Coleman (printed for probate purposes only 1864), p. vi. 25 Westminster's present exemption may therefore be said to owe as much to Queen Mary as to her more honoured sister.
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114 & n. 224. 51 WAM Reg. III (1542-56) was acquired in parchment sheets, and had been bound (for 1s 8d) by 1543: WAM 37046, ff. 4v, 7. M. Smith, Guide to Bishops' Registers of England and Wales. A Survey from the Middle Ages to the abolition of episcopacy in 1646 (Royal Historical Soc. 1981), p. x. 3); this was corrected by Dean Armitage Robinson. Some extracts had been transcribed by an 18th century librarian, H. Brooker: WAM 63853. 53HK, 353. E. Tanner, 'The nature and use of the Westminster Abbey Muniments', TRHS, 4th ser.