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Roger Frank

Following the death of Abbot Robert Burley, Fountains was thrown into turmoil over the appointment of a successor. The office was at first assumed by Roger Frank, a monk of Fountains, but his abbacy was short-lived and after considerable discord and expense was annulled by the pope. According to the fifteenth-century ‘President’s Book’ of Fountains, Frank ‘seized the office.’ (1)

[Read more about the tussle over the abbacy]