Book of St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury

Book of St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury

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Eight specialists paint a portrait of one of the most brilliant centers of Christian culture. They describe the Abbey and its role in the making of the English identity, and chart the Abbey's religious, architectural, artistic and intellectual achievements. The illustrations include reconstructions, plans and photographs.Robert Cecil, then tenant of the New Lodgings (a#39;my poor lodge at Canterburya#39;), was using a#39;the ruinsa#39; as a stone quarry for his extensive building schemes elsewhere. ... but that he refrained from meddling with the outer part till further instructions because a#39;the townsmen keep a much adoa#39;. ... It is possible that they planned to return the New Lodgings to monastic use. ... In spite of extensive repairs in the years since 1539 more work was needed at the New Lodgings and the Dean andanbsp;...

Title:Book of St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury
Author:Richard Gem
Publisher:B T Batsford Limited - 1997


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