Durham under Bishop Anthony Bek, 1283–1311

Matthew Holford

in Border Liberties and Loyalties

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780748632787
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651405 | DOI:
Durham under Bishop Anthony Bek, 1283–1311

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This chapter is a detailed study of the regime of Bishop Anthony Bek (1283–1311). It is, in part, a study of heavy lordship, that is, the development and exploitation of the bishops' powers over their subjects. It also reveals the strength of local community, and the increasing reach of the crown, and thus draws together the conclusions of the preceding chapters.

Keywords: heavy lordship; local community; bishops; crown

Chapter.  16672 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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