Conquest and Colonization: The Foundation of an Alien Priory, 1077
This chapter describes the foundation of an alien priory in England in 1077. It focuses on the foundation deed of the alien priory of Monks Kirby in Warwickshire issued on July 1, 1077. It explains that the foundation of the priories during this period was initiated by the gifts of land following the Norman conquest of England and these gifts were considered as part of the colonization process. The charter for the priory of Monks Kirby was given in the name of Geoffrey of La Guerche and this chapter provides a text copy of the said charter.
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