Publisher, Elliot Stock, 1903
Hardback, no dust-jacket, pp.240
Condition: Used – Good. Bound in blue book cloth, some signs of age but overall in good condition. Cover a little faded and corners bent. Interior, Inscription on the interior cover with City of York Publick Library bookplate, end-papers yellowing with age. Interior, a clean tight book free of notes and highlights.
A history of the only English monastic order ever to have existed. St Gilbert of Sempringham came of a knightly family. He received a clerk’s education because he was of a misshapen body, and unfit for war. He took Orders, however, only under compulsion, and steadily refused preferment. When the Bishop of Lincoln offered him an archdeaconry he declined…