Regalian Right in Medieval England - Margaret HowellLondon: University of London, The Athlone Press, 1962, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. . Previous owners' name and date to the first blank
Includes: Tables; List of abbreviations; Appendices (2); Number 9 in the series.
From the cover: “This is the first systematic study of the manner in which the medieval kings of England enforced and exploited their lucrative, but contested, right to the income and the patronage of bishoprics, sede vacante; the modifications that it underwent, and its place in the general pattern of changing relations between Church and State, The investigation is conducted from the king’s standpoint. Miss Howell traces in outline the development of the right from the Conquest to the reign of King John, analyses in fuller detail the abundant evidence for the thirteenth century, and concludes by a consideration of the change of emphasis which in the early fourteenth century once again narrowed the significance of regalian right.”