Displaying results from place name of Fountains Abbey
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|Jurisdiction 1: Monastic||Document category 1: Priors\' or abbots\' accounts|
|From region: Yorkshire, West||From place: Fountains Abbey|
|Refers to location(s): Yorkshire, West, Fountains Abbey|
|Relevant material from 1455 to 1458|
|Fountains Abbey was founded in 1132 in the valley of the River Skell southwest of Ripon. Given the natural advantages of the location, Fountains quickly became a prosperous Cistercian community. After economic setbacks in the late 13th- and early 14th-century, Fountains gradually recovered its wealth and influence. By the mid-1450s, the house was attracting many performers: minstrels, boy bishops, fools, story-tellers, players, and a Corpus Christi play. While most of these individuals and troupes had noble patrons, others were identified by their association with a place: Ripon, York, Beverley, Boston, Durham, Topcliffe, Thirsk, and Fountains Abbey itself.|
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