Monthly Archives: March 2014

London 2013: The Monks of Glastonbury Abbey

The history of Glastonbury goes back at least 1700 years. A Christian religious center was established in Glastonbury by the 5th century, probably building over older pagan structures. What is now Somerset County became part of the Saxon kingdom of … Continue reading

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London 2013: Glastonbury Abbey’s St Patrick’s Chapel

It took a mere five minutes to travel from Chalice Well to the entrance to Glastonbury Abbey on Magdalene Street near its intersection with High Street. David our tour guide got us through the admission process and then told us … Continue reading

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London 2013: Chalice Well

French troubadours in the 12th century sang about how a chalice containing the blood of Christ was brought to Britain by Joseph of Arimathea. Soon many versions of the Holy Grail story spread across Europe. According to one version a … Continue reading

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