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Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury

with some Account of the Priory Church of Deerhurst Gloucestershire

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Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,454 / 120 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.5
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 494
Added to site: 2007.08.07
mnybks.net#: 17859
Genre: History
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r, and on the interior of the south transept. The Annals of Winton say, "Combusta est et redacta in pulverem Ecclesia de Theokesberia"--an untenable hypothesis; but the Tewkesbury Chronicles merely mention that the monastery and the offices were destroyed. John, Earl of Cornwall, better known as King John, was entertained in the monastery soon afterwards, so that the damage cannot have been quite so overwhelming as the Winchester Chronicles allege it to have been. The fire might have been much more serious than it was, and it seems that only the fact of the wind being north-east saved the church. Judging by the marks of calcination on the outside of the tower, and the chief arch of the south transept, the roof must have been seriously damaged, and the roof of the cloister walk abutting on to the south aisle must have been completely burned. In all probability the group of roofing next to the south transept was destroyed.

William Fitzcount, dying in 1183, after a long and successful life, was b

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