Worcester Priory’s Visitations

Wolsey Injunctions

Wolsey’s Injunctions. Image copyright the Dean and Chapter of Worcester Cathedral (UK)

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been at the cathedral library in Worcester, researching the pre-Reformation visitations to the priory of Worcester, in preparation for my latest blog.

Having been married to a teacher for 30-odd years, the raw anticipation of an impending OFSTED visit was usually an emotionally draining event. So spare a thought for Prior More who saw three major visitations during the latter part of his priority. The findings, and subsequent injunctions issued, may seem harsh; however, it must be said, given the contemporary evidence (and allowing even for the occasional personal axe to grind), he really should have seen it coming!

To read my full blog about Cardinal Wolsey’s, Archibishop Cranmer’s, and Bishop Latimer’s withering reports, just click the link here: Worcester Visitations