Monastic Orders

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  • Monastic Orders
    • 1% of male (adults) by c1500 in England were monks
      • Living in religious housing - monastries
    • Lived under rule of manstries
    • Most lived in the 900 religious communities (found all over the country)
    • Benedictines (St Benedict) first devised the monastic rule
    • Many Benedictine houses = large
    • Some located in rural areas
    • Provided travellers accommodation
    • Took people's money
    • Very rich
    • Owned masses of land
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