Curia de Arcubus

Curia de Arcubus
The Court of the Arches was the court of the province of Canterbury. It acquired this name from the church where it sat, St Mary de Arcubus, i.e. St Mary-le-Bow (the church with the well-known *Bow bells). [Lat. arcubus = a bow, an arc; curia = court]

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  • Arches, Court of — See Curia de Arcubus …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Bow bells — The famous bells of the church of St Mary le Bow in Cheapside in London. They were sounded at night at *curfew, to call people in from the fields immediately outside London s walls. Cf. Curia de Arcubus …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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