Tours Through the Whole Island of Great Britain Volume 4

Tours Through the Whole Island of Great Britain Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1801 edition. Excerpt: ...a vision, that St. Cuthbert did not approve of returning to bis old quarters, but chose to be carried to Dunholme, where he should at ieng: h find a resting-place. Here a new difficulty occurred; none of them knew where Dunholme lay; but whilst they were in great distress and perplexity on this account, a woman who had lost her cow, enquiring after her, was answered by another, she had been seen at Dunholme. This was a happy omen to the bewildered monks, who, getting proper information, made the best of their way to the chosen spot; and in gratitude to their accidental uide, Ranulph Flambard caused both the woman-and her cow to be carved on the north turret of the nine altars, where they are still shewn, though much defaded by weather. At first only a littlooratory, or rather arbour of green boughs, was erected over the body; but the ground being cleared, a church of stone, called White church, and afterwards Bow or Bowe church, was built, in which the holy corpse was deposited. A more noble and magnificent church was (hortly afterwards begun and.finiihed (except the west tower completed by Edmund: the. next bishop) by Aldwinus, an3 1n the year 999 dedicated with great solemnity, whither he Saint's body was again removed, and from whence Jt made its last journey to Holy Ifland. The bishop's fee was now first removed to Durham, Where it has continued ever since. Wiliiam de Carilepho, bistiop of this see, not content with the church built by Aldvvinus, in the year 1093 began the building now standing; Malcolm, king of Scotland, Turgot, the prior of the church, and himself, laying the first three foundation stones; but he did not live to complete his work, dying two years afterwards. It was carried on with great spirit by his-successor, Ranulph.show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236514777
  • 9781236514776