Taking the Reins: The Nobility’s Patronage of Monastic Life

The development of monastic life from 900 to 1100 is one of the most vital aspects of the reform movement within the Church, and one of the most notable aspects of the construction and maintaining of monasteries was the role that the lay nobility played in developing this massive network of monastic communities. Through examples … Continue reading Taking the Reins: The Nobility’s Patronage of Monastic Life