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Michaelhouse: Hervey de Stanton's Cambridge Foundation

Loewe, Andreas (2010) Michaelhouse: Hervey de Stanton's Cambridge Foundation. Church History and Religious Culture, 90 (4). pp. 579-608. ISSN 1871-2428

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This article recalls the foundation of one of Cambridge's lost Colleges. It documents the transformation by a private benefactor, Hervey de Stanton (or Staunton), of a small Cambridge living into the university's third College, giving an overview of the life of its founder and outlining the personal connections that led to the establishment of Michaelhouse. It traces the foundation history of parish and College and their expansion through the strategic accumulation of benefactions. It gives an insight into the College statutes, a highly original composition by Stanton to govern the life at Cambridge's only college for priest-fellows. Finally, it documents the development of a distinctive catholic humanist school at the College, and its opposition to Henrician reformation measures, which made it a natural candidate for amalgamation into King Henry VIII's larger foundation, Trinity College.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Benedictine rule, Trinity College Cambridge, Hervey de Staunton, the University of Cambridge, Michaelhouse Cambridge, Henry VIII
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Religious Education
College/Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2014 04:15
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2014 04:15
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1638

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