Cerne Abbey

Cerne 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. Cerne Abbey was a Benedictine monastery founded in 987 AD in the town now called Cerne Abbas by thelm r the Stout. lfric of Eynsham, the most prolific writer in Old English was known to have spent time at the abbey as a priest and teacher. King Canute is known to have plundered this monastery during an attack upon the town, but afterwards became a benefactor of it. The later history appears to have been uneventful. The abbey's history ended on a less positive note, with the last abbot accused of various offences including that of allowing the abbey and lands to become ruinous and of keeping a mistress who seems to have borne him children. The abbey was closed in 1539.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135969838
  • 9786135969832