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An Abbot

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The different kinds of religious men have already been mentioned from archbishops and abbots to the scurrilous impostors who used a religious exterior to rob poor people, at whose expense they lived well a wandering, loose, hypocritical life. In York, there were monks and friars, cathedral, parochial, and chantry priests, and clerks. The monastic life was a recognised profession.

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Life in a Mediæval City
Illustrated by York in the XVth Century
by Edwin Benson
Published in 1920
Available from gutenberg.org
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