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The Founding Of Plympton Priory: Background And Context

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This chapter explores the circumstances surrounding the foundation of Plympton Priory in 1121 as well as the larger context in which foundations of English Augustinian houses occurred. It examines the first step in the conversion of college to priory: the royal gift of Plympton minster, along with several other churches, to the bishop of Exeter in the early twelfth century. As the authenticity of the charters concerning this gift has been questioned, some attention will be given to the difficulties surrounding these documents. The second step in the transformation was the decision of William Warelwast, bishop of Exeter, to disband the collegiate church and to institute Augustinian canons in the place of the secular canons The chapter also examines the connections between the Gregorian Reform, in particular the campaign for clerical celibacy, and the spread of the Augustinian canons in England in the twelfth century.

Keywords:Augustinian canons; Bishop William Warelwast; Clerical Celibacy; England; plympton priory



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