Saturday, February 02, 2008

Question from Lonnie - Map of Tudor dioceses

Does anyone know of a book or website with a good map of the Tudor dioceses? This if for a Ph.D. dissertation on poor students at Oxford and Cambridge. I'm trying to hunt down where they went after graduation and how well their livings paid. I have a modern map, but it is only somewhat helpful for my research.


Anonymous said...

Do you want maps of the dioceses, or of the parishes within the dioceses? Either way, I would think the place to start would be the Valor Ecclesiasticus commissioned by Henry VIII in the 1530s. The original is at the National Archives Public Record office at Kew. It was published in printed form by the Historical Manuscripts Commission in the early 19th century. The introductory volume contains a map of the dioceses. You should be able to get it through interlibrary loan, if your library does not have it (the OCLC number is 5117443). Good luck with your research!

Lonnie said...

Dear Ph.D historian. Thank you for the guidance. I actually had a copy of the Valor at the library which had exactly what I needed. I guess this is what I get for trying to work at home as much as possible.

By the way, would it be possible to get in touch with you off of this board?