(Click to enlarge)The home of the famous medieval chronicler William of Malmesbury and last known resting place of Athelstan- the first king of all England (and a good chunk of Scotland too).His tomb is still there.
At the Dissolution the entire abbey was acquired by a local merchant who gave the church to the townsfolk and used the monastic dwellings for his cloth business. So there you have it: the Reformation was largely about money and making the rich richer.
The Pope wants to hear from you. No. Really. He wants the “sensus fidelium”. - I haven’t followed the Pope’s South American trip, other than his statements about the “dumb” people and about a certain unpopular bishop. However, Ed Pent...
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