Event: Expulsion, Grant and Gift, Monastic reform, Papal advice/audience/decision/privilege, Writ-issuing/sendingBates110 - writ of William 1 in favour of Durham

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Description King William 1 announces that, by order of Pope Gregory 8 VII, at the request and agreement of Bishop William 15 of Durham, and on the advice of Archbishops Lanfranc 1 and Thomas 2, he has granted and decreed that the secular canons serving the church of St Cuthbert, Durham, shall be removed and replaced by monks from the monasteries of Wearmouth and Jarrow, and that the monks shall have all the possessions that the canons formerly held, with all their estates, churches and revenues. The writ contains details of the monks’ liberties and rights.
Year 1083 x 1084
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