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Abbott’s grave discovered The full uninterrupted grave of a Cistercian abbot has been discovered by archaeologists at the ruins of Furness Abbey, one of Britain’s most influential medieval monasteries. The skeleton was found by Oxford Archaeology North who were carrying out excavations during emergency repairs at the Cumbrian site. The rare find could date as far back as [...]

Medieval abbot and insignia found at Furness Abbey

The 12th century Furness Abbey in south Cumbria has been in ruins since 1537 when it was disestablished, looted and destroyed by Henry VIII. Large cracks began appearing in the walls of the presbytery in the early 20th century, and English Heritage is currently funding an extensive project of exploration and restoration with the ultimate [...]

Medieval abbot's grave discovered at Furness Abbey

The full uninterrupted grave of a Cistercian abbot has been discovered by archaeologists at the ruins of Furness Abbey, one of Britain's most influential medieval monasteries. The skeleton was found by Oxford Archaeology North who were carrying out excavations during emergency repairs at the Cumbrian site. Show More Summary

Furness Abbey: abbot, crozier, and ring

From my roving reporter, Woodwose:  Furness Abbey grave yields treasures of a prosperous medieval abbot Unexpected medieval treasures have been discovered in a grave at one of the UK’s most beautiful abbeys along with the bones of the abbot they belonged to – probably a well-fed, little exercised man in his 40s who suffered from [...]

Fug or Fab: Abbey Clancy

Okay, so I don’t know if any of you watched the kinda terrible Camelot series that was on STARZ last year — Jamie Campbell Bower flopped around wearing fur vests with his mouth open the whole time, while Joseph Fiennes chewed MAJOR scenery and Eva Green was in an entirely different (better, and also MUCH Read More...

Sheikha Mozah Walks On Ice

5 years agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

The first lady of Qatar showed off some fierce shoes while touring London's Westminister Abbey on Thursday. Sheikha Mozah donned a pair of Chanel Fantasy Fur Boots with icicle heels. Very appropriate considering winter is upon us. U like??? [Image via Getty Images.]

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