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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Crowland Abbey in Lincolnshire, England

England never falls short of historic churches and sites to visit along the country side, and Crowland Abbey does not disappoint. This Church of England was founded around the 8th century in Lincolnshire and it was dedicated to Saint Mary the Virgin, Saint Bartholomew and Saint Guthlac.

Crowland is best known for the Croyland Chronicles which was written in the Benedictine Abbey at Crowland, with the writer claiming to be Pseudo-Ingulf. The English medieval history covered in the chronicles was received by someone that had access to information from the court of Richard III.

Many historians have tempted to identify all of the contributors, however John Russell makes the most sense considering he was at Crowland during 1486 and the sections end with the marriage of Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York and the rebellion that followed.

This date ties in with the survival of a copy of Titulus Regius(statute of the Parliament of England, issued in 1483, by which the title of King of England was given to Richard III of England) in the text.


Pastor Larry said...

Interesting Churches

sandy said...

Love the detail you can see in your photo's. Oh how I would love to see this in person. England is one my list; but the list just keeps growing and growing. lol


Jayne said...

Love the architecture, those photos are great :)

Tripzibit said...

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Darcy said...

What a BEAUTIFUL site-such a treat when you can't go yourself-wonderful photos!! Thanks so much

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Ratty said...

I really like the architecture of old churches. Even the new ones are sometimes interesting. I considered doing a series of pictures of churches in my area on my blog, but I scrapped the idea. I'm not very religious so I thought it might be kind of misleading with all of the newer buildings. Maybe I should reconsider.

The Ancient Digger said...

Ratty I tend to appreciate the architecture no matter what the affiliation. I would go for it I were you.

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