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Re: 3td archbishop of Normandy
In a message dated 99-06-30 12:13:40 EDT, you write:
<< Wouldn't an Archbishop have a larger territory with
bishops at sublevels. Perhaps the Archbishop's headquarters was at Rouen,
the largest city of Normandy but in reality he was the Archbishop of all of
Remember that the Archbishop in those days was a very powerful position-- he
probably was co-located with a cathedral vs. a church and may have had an
assistant bishop ???
Today , bishops have bishops as assistants but I am unaware if that was as
common then as it is today ?? Probably not .
Also , as I recall ,a younger son of a noble usually held those positions .
I think you may also find estates , towns , etc, which were a part of the
Archbishops " fief " ?
These Ecclesiastics also held their own courts , separate and apart from the
" civil " courts .
This sounds like a very interesting research project for one of our " list "
members -- wouldn't you agree ??
Incidentally , a number of years ago , I was the guest of the French
Government for several weeks and was flown / driven throughout the country .
At that time , I was unaware of the / my Sinclair heritage but I can still
remember the beauty and the antiquity of Rouen .
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