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.