Bar Convent


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Education Mary Ann Radcliffe
After a strong religious grounding at home, and after the idea of placing her in a French convent was abandoned because of the Seven Years War, MAR received a good education at the Bar Convent
Reception Mary Ward
In the aftermath of the French Revolution, nuns at the Bar Convent , York, selectively burned manuscripts by and about MW . They were anxious, having only just learned of a Papal Bull against...


5 November 1686: Mother Frances Bedingfield (using, for safety,...

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5 November 1686

Mother Frances Bedingfield (using, for safety, the alias Frances Long) signed the contract for the purchase of property on the site of the present Bar Convent in York, to use as a girls' school .

22 August 1748: The nuns of the Bar Convent at York were...

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22 August 1748

The nuns of the Bar Convent at York were issued with notice to quit by this date, in conformity with the anti-Catholic penal laws, by York cathedral cleric Dr Jacques Sterne .

1814: With encouragement from the Archbishop of...

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With encouragement from the Archbishop of Dublin, Francis Ball returned to the Bar Convent at York (where she had been a pupil) as a novice, with the purpose of qualifying herself to improve the...


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