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Cardinal Beaufort’s Will by Andrew Payne

Having recently come across the provisions of Cardinal Beaufort’s will, I quickly realised that
past accounts of his generosity toward the poor at the time of his death were, at the best greatly
exaggerated and somewhat misleading. Other accounts which suggested that his generosity
was a consequence of having a guilty conscience also seem to be well off the mark. In this
article I seek to change these perceptions and, at the same time, throw a different light upon his

  • Year: 2017
  • Author: Andrew Payne
  • Date: Andrew Payne