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G. C h e n e y , Roger, Bishop of Worcester: 1164-1179 ( O x f o r d 1980), p p . 1 0 7 - 1 0 9 ; VCH Durham 1, p p . ; Winchester in the Early Middle Ages, ed. M a r t i n Biddle, Winchester Studies 1 (Oxford 1976), pp. 3-4; F. R. H. Du Boulay, The Lordship of Canterbury- An Essay on Medieval Society (London 1966), chap. 1. See also W. L. 40 41 42 Warren, "The myth of Norman administrative efficiency," TRHS 5th ser. 34 (1984), 119. R. Lennard, Rural England: 1086-1135. A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions (Oxford 1959), p.

Certain clauses in the Anglo-Norman versions of the decrees of the Council of Clermont in 1095: "Quod aliquis episcopus simul abbas esse non possit" (GR 11, p. 392); "Nemo episcopus abbas simul sit" (OV ix, p. 5 St. 7 But Stephen Langton, at the beginning of the thirteenth century, when Benedictine monasticism was in full decline, declared that monastic chapters should not elect monks as bishops, not because of an inherent incompatibility between secular and regular life, but because so few monks, he thought, were qualified for the job.

E d n . 1986), p p . 173—174, a n d 37—40. F o r t h e phrase in proprios usus w h i c h implies t h e right t o appropriate revenues o f churches, o r other assets, for a given t e r m o r in perpetuum, see EYC vi, n o . 1 1 ; Saltman, Theobald, a p p x . n o . 106; EEA v i , p . l v ; a n d M . G. C h e n e y , Roger of Worcester, p p . 78—82, 173—174. DB 1, fo. 3a; DB 11, fo. 3 7 2 b ; DB 1, fo. 173d. 55 In the papal documents of the period there is also the confirmation couched in general terms and the more specific instructions in which there is a glimpse of a move toward a legal definition and title.

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