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Rievaulx Abbey was founded in 1132 by twelve monks from Clairvaux Abbey as a mission for the colonisation of the north of England and Scotland. It was the first Cistercian abbey in the north. With time it became one of the great Cistercian abbeys of Yorkshire, second only to Fountains Abbey in fameThe abbey was dissolved by King Henry VIII in 1538. At that time there were said to be 72 buildings occupied by an abbot and 21 monks, attended by 102 servants, with an income of £351 a year.

Rievaulx Abbey was founded in 1132 by twelve monks from Clairvaux Abbey as a mission for the colonisation of the north of England and Scotland. It was the first Cistercian abbey in the north. With time it became one of the great Cistercian abbeys of Yorkshire, second only to Fountains Abbey in fameThe abbey was dissolved by King Henry VIII in 1538. At that time there were said to be 72 buildings occupied by an abbot and 21 monks, attended by 102 servants, with an income of £351 a year.

This is where King Henry VIII was throned in 1509. Since 1308, when it was commissioned by King Edward I, all but two monarchs have been crowned in the chair.    This image was taken in 1987 when the Stone of Scone was still there.

mediumaevum: This is where King Henry VIII was throned in Since when it was commissioned by King Edward I, all but two monarchs have been crowned in the chair. This image was taken in 1987 when the Stone of Scone was still there.

The ultimate English architectural glory - Henry VII's Lady Chapel of Westminster Abbey- the flags are those of the present day Knights Grand Cross of the Most ...

Church of England - Westminster Abbey, London, England. Henry VII's Lady Chapel with the flags of the present day Knights Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.

Field and tournament armour of King Henry VIII

Armure - Field and tournament armour of King Henry VIII. English, Greenwich, dated

Field and Tournament Armor of King Henry VIII

knight armor: Armour garniture for field tournament of King Henry VIII, 1540

King's College Chapel, Cambridge - erected in 1532-36 by King Henry VIII of England to celebrate his marriage to Anne Boleyn / U. of Cambridge, UK | by geoff-e

King's College Chapel Rood Screen erected in by King Henry VIII of England in celebration of his marriage to Anne Boleyn. University of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

Gloucester Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity, in Gloucester, England, stands in the north of the city near the river. It originated in 678 or 679 with the foundation of an abbey dedicated to Saint Peter (dissolved by King Henry VIII)  The cathedral, built as the abbey church, consists of a Norman nucleus (Walter de Lacy is buried there), with additions in every style of Gothic architecture. It is 420 feet (130 m) long, and 144 feet (44 m)…

BUDAPEST INSPIRED The fan vaulting of Gloucester Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity, in Gloucester, England. by Stephen

Picture is inside Thornbury Castle. The Castle was designed around 1510 for Edward Stafford, third Duke of Buckingham, but was not completed after Stafford was executed for treason. King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn once stayed at the Castle for 10 days in 1535.

A chamber inside Thornbury Castle. The Castle was designed around 1510 for…

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