Looking to the past: the St Thomas Pageant in early Tudor Canterbury

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Sweetinburgh, S. (2016)
  • Publisher: Kent Archaeological Society
  • Subject: CC
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    9 their published works include: p. king, 'the york plays in performance: Civitas versus Templum', Medieval English Theatre, 22 (2005), 84-97; eadem,The York Mystery Cycle and the Worship of the City (Cambridge, 2006); M. Twycross, 'Some approaches to dramatic festivity, especiaplrloycessions', Festive Drama, ed. eadem (Cambridge, 1996), pp. 1-33.

    10 J.m. gibson, ed., Kent: Diocese of Canterbury, records of early english drama, vol. 1 (toronto and London, 2002), pp. 98-99; Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library [hereafter CCAL]: CC/FA 2, fols 411-11v.

    11 among those who have discussed such issues see: r. Lutton, Lollardy and Orthodox Religion in Pre-Reformation England, The Royal Historical Society (Woodbridge, 2006); E.H. Shagan, Popular Politics and the English Reformation, Cambridge studies in early modern british history (Cambridge, 2003). Although somewhat older Peter Clark's work remains a valuablensgtaprotiint for a study of these issues; p. Clark, English Provincial Society from the Reformation to the Revolution: Religion, Politics and Society in Kent, 1500-1640 (Hassocks, 1977).

    12 For speciic considerations of pilgrimage, see R.C. FinucaMnier,acles and Pilgrims: Popular Beliefs in Medieval England, 2nd ed. (Basingstoke, 1995), chapters 11, 12; D. WebPb,ilgrimage in Medieval England (London and New York, 2000), chapter 10; S. Sweetinburgh, 'Pilgrimage in 'an Age of Plague': seeking Canterbury's 'hooly blissful martir' in 1420 and 14T7h0e',Fifteenth Century, XII, ed. L. Clark and C. Rawcliffe (Woodbridge, 2013), pp. 57-77.

    13 as well as those offering board, lodging, horse hire or catering, were men such as the badge maker (and candle maker) robert Lambe who bequeathed all his pins and several moulds to William Bote in 1518; Kent History and Library Centre [hereafter KHLC]: PRC 17/13, fol. 328. He had inherited the business from William his father a year earlier, receiving all his father's moulds, pans, casting ladles, and a frame on which to hang tapers; KHLC: PRC 17/13, fol. 28.

    14 gibson, Kent, p. xxx, citing the plea that Canterbury 'ys now of late in grete ruyne & decaye', in Statutes of the Realm, vol. 3 (London, 1817), p. 134.

    15 For an account of the preceding Jubilee in 1470; M. Connor, select., trans. & intJro.h,n Stone's Chronicle: Christ Church Priory, Canterbury, 1417-1472 (Kalamazoo, 2010), pp. 127-8.

    16 For an assessment of the cult's value to the priory over time; C.e. Woodruff, 'Financial aspects of the cult of st thomas of Canterbury', Archaeologia Cantiana, 44 (1932), 13-32.

    17 J. Zeigler, 'the survival of the cult of st thomas of Canterbury in the later middle ages' (unpubl. m.a. dissertation, University of Kent, 1997), pp. 31-2, 38-9; B. Dobson, 'Canterbury in the later middle ages', A History of Canterbury Cathedral, ed. p. Collinson, n. ramsey and m. sparks (Oxford, 1995), pp. 140, 149-50.

    18 J. Kermode, 'The greater towns 1300-1540', The Cambridge Urban History of Britain, 600- 1540, ed. D.M. Palliser (Cambridge, 2000), p. 444.

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