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1356 back in Norwich

The riots and fighting between townsfolk and students in 1355 had not given the students the sort of education the monastery was hoping for. The monks were recalled from their studies and brought back to Norwich. The new University at Cambridge offered some prospect of furthering their but in the meantime the chapter were very worried about the influence of the friars in the city. Their preaching was attracting large crowds and worse, they were acquiring alms and donations from the good citizens. The best young monks from the cathedral were sent out to preach and counter the influence of the friars:

 

5 shillings and 4 pence in expenses or Lord Adam of Easton for preaching on the Vigil of the Assumption of St Mary

From Diocese of Norwich records DCN 1/12/29 1355-56