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Ely Cathedral

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,643 / 135 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.9
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 650
Added to site: 2007.03.29
mnybks.net#: 16403
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, Religion
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is not known. Although St. Etheldreda's monastery continued to enjoy a regular succession of abbesses for nearly two centuries, not a single name of its superiors is preserved; protected by its situation in the midst of waters, it was little molested by external troubles until A.D. 870, when it was destroyed--like that of Peterborough--by the Danes, the monastery burnt, and the inhabitants put to the sword.

After the destruction of the monastery a century elapsed before steps were taken for its restoration. At length Ethelwold, then Bishop of Winchester, who is spoken of as "a great builder of churches and of various other works," re-founded the monastery in the year 970, by the direction of Edgar "the peaceful," who then sat on the throne of England. After some time Ethelwold arranged with the king for the surrender of the whole district of the Isle of Ely, by way of purchase and exchange, for the use of the monastery. The king, for certain considerations, gave his royal charter[4] restoring the reven

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