The Fountains Abbey Lease Book

The Fountains Abbey Lease Book

 The Lease Book provides a detailed insight into the economy of the richest Cistercian abbey in England from the late-fifteenth century until the Dissolution. 

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 The Lease Book provides a detailed insight into the economy of the richest Cistercian abbey in England from the late-fifteenth century until the Dissolution. It also provides details of the relationship between eh monastery and its tenants and of their social status, inheritance customs and ambitions.

A general introduction discusses daily life in the abbey in the sixteenth century, its economy, the management of its estates and the monastic servants and tenants.

An appendix contains the text of thirteen additional documents which were not transcribed into the Lease Book.

  • Size 212 x 134mm
  • Format Hardback
  • Pages 340
  • Editor D. J. H. Michelmore