Episcopal Visitations in Bedfordshire, 1706-1720
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Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of Pages: 272
Width: 15.9 cm
Height: 23.9 cm
William Wake, as bishop of Lincoln, invented a new way to conduct his triennial visitations: he sent round to the clergy a printed list of questions which needed written answers. His enquiries covered not just clergy incomes and church services, but also the number of families in each parish; schools; charities; the number of nonconformists, with their teachers' names: a cross-section of life in Bedfordshire parishes.