Tag Archives: King Arthur

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: 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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London 2013: From Stonehenge to the Isle of Avalon

It took an hour an a half to get to Stonehenge from London and after our 45 minute stay there we drove for another hour and a half to our next stop — Glastonbury Tor,  a high hill crowned with … Continue reading

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