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Clergy, Church and Society in England and Wales c.1200-1800 by Rosemary C. E. Hayes (BA 1978, PhD 1990) and William J. Sheils

28 February 2014

Clergy, Church and Society in England and Wales c.1200-1800 by Rosemary C. E. Hayes (BA 1978, PhD 1990) and William J. Sheils

Articles in this textbook introduce and focus on three major archive-based databases, and are based on the E 179 project. They expand on papers given at the conference, Clergy, Church and Society in England and Wales c.1200-1800, held at the Institute of Historical Research in March 2009.

The database of The Records of Central Government in England and Wales: Taxation 1173-c.1700 contains material vital to anyone interested in medieval and early modern taxation. The emphasis is placed on the relations between Crown and Church, the mechanics of tax collection, and new light shed on the Reformation in Wales by the tax records.

Three of the articles draw on The York Cause Papers Project, illustrating the riches to be found in the records of the court of the Northern Province for the study of Church and society in the medieval and early modern periods.

The other two articles relate to The Clergy of the Church of England database. One discusses the problems and potential of such a sophisticated database; the other uses it to illustrate patterns of clerical patronage in the 18th century. The articles are brought together by an introduction by the editors and an afterword by Professor Mark Ormrod.

For more details, please visit the publisher's website.