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A Tale of Two Monasteries: Westminster and Saint-Denis in the Thirteenth Century

During the medieval period the Benedictine abbeys of Westminster and Saint-Denis were major centres of religion, politics and power, while serving as the site of royal shrines and burials. Established originally around 960 under Bishop Dunstan of London, the Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster received the support of Anglo-Saxon kings such as Edgar, andContinue reading “A Tale of Two Monasteries: Westminster and Saint-Denis in the Thirteenth Century”