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This second part of the "History of the Reformation", by William Cobbett, essentially proves the first part. Here you will find "the unpleasant details". William Cobbett lists all the historical abbeys and other religious foundations in England, Ireland and Wales, and where possible, describes the disposition of these institutions at "the dissolution", in terms of granter, grantee, pounds, shillings and pence. Also included are noteworthy historical commentaries along the way. This enormous work, like its predecessor, "History of the Reformation" was a worldwide "best seller" in its time, and should continue to fill first time readers with no less consternation than it created in the mid 19th century. Like Volume I, this book was translated into many foreign languages, earning Mr. Cobbett personal praise from the Pope himself. This voluminous historical record contains almost 900 abbey locations in England alone. Though many location may have had subsidiary structures, or functions, they are only counted once. For instance, the cathedral at York, was adjoined by five hospitals and three separate Friaries. All these are counted as "1". Below are some excerpts by the author: "I agree with those historians, who think that the Church income including the impropriated tithes, amounted to a full third part of the income of all the landowners (clergy included) in the whole nation..." "Bishop Tanner (a Protestant Bishop, mind), says, that 'all the monasteries were, in effect, great schools and great hospitals (meaning, in those days, places of hospitality); and were, many of them, obliged to relieve many poor people every day. They were likewise houses of entertainment for almost all travelers....'" "But the main thing of all is, that the Catholic priesthood, taken all together, wholly maintained the poor and the stranger, and suffered not the name of pauper to be known in England; and it never was known in England until the thing called the 'Reformation,' came." "...the LIST, taken altogether, is, I trust it will be thought, a very interesting historical and statistical document, and will be found very commodious as a work of reference; for, if you see, or hear of, any ancient foundation, in any part of the kingdom, and wish to know what it was, and when it arose, how it was put down, and who got it; knowing in what county it is, you turn to the county, which you will find in the order of the alphabet. Then, knowing in or near what city, town, or village it is, you turn according to the alphabet to the city, town, or village; or, to the usual name of the Abbey, Priory, or other foundation. Thus you, with as little inconvenience as possible, get at the best information that I have been able to give." This is also a "must" for anyone traveling in England, Ireland or Wales.
bound: 390 pages
publisher: Independently published (May 16, 2017)
isbn: 1521308659, 978-1521308653,
weight: 1.5 pounds (