Letters and charters shed light on in England prior to and succeeding the death of king John.
The legation of Guala Bicchieri of Vercelli, the third papal legate specifically appointed to England during the reign of King John, coincided with a turbulent period in England's history. Guala played a leading role in events, presiding over the resettlement of the English church after 1217, and is a figure of great importance in English political history. This volume assembles a comprehensive collection of his charters and letters.Dr NICHOLAS VINCENTteaches at Christ Church, Canterbury.
Its importance lies in its splendid introduction and massive annotation... a fine volume. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY With this book Vincent further stamps his authority on English ecclesiastical history in the thirteenth century; one can only admire the learning that has gone into this impressive volume ... lucid and scholarly. JOURNAL OF RELIGIOUS HISTORY [Australia] Contribut[es] considerably to understanding of the politics and diplomacy of the time as well as the relationship between the papacy and English church... An insightful study. * CATHOLIC HISTORICAL REVIEW *