Arbroath Abbey

Arbroath Abbey

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Arbroath Abbey, in the Scottish town of Arbroath, was founded in 1178 by King William the Lion for a group of Tironensian Benedictine monks from Kelso Abbey. It was consecrated in 1197 with a dedication to the deceased Saint Thomas Becket, whom the king had met at the English court. It was William's only personal foundation - he was buried before the high altar of the church in 1214. The last Abbot was Cardinal David Beaton, who in 1522 succeeded his uncle James to become Archbishop of St Andrews. The Abbey is cared for by Historic Scotland and is open to the public throughout the year. The distinctive red sandstone ruins stand at the top of the High Street in Arbroath.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135967142
  • 9786135967142