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Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely

A History and Description of the Building with a Short Account of the Monastery and of the See

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Author: W.D. Sweeting
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,009 / 131 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.6
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 429
Added to site: 2007.04.08 16505
Genre: History

ied in 604, we have an approximate date for it, since Augustine only arrived in England in 597. Whether this church was so built by Ethelbert or not, it seems clear there was some church in a state of partial decay standing in 673, because it is recorded that at first Etheldreda designed to restore it and to make it the centre of her religious work; but the present site was judged to be more suitable, and there she began to build. The few remaining inhabitants of Cratendune soon abandoned their dwellings, and came to live near the rising buildings of the monastery.

Upon the death of King Anna, who fell in battle against Penda, King of the Mercians, he was succeeded in turn by his brothers Adelbert and Ethelwold, and the kingdom then went to Adulphus, Anna's son and Etheldreda's brother. He greatly assisted his sister in raising the buildings of her monastery, contributing considerably to the cost; but the plans and arrangements are thought to have been designed by Wilfrid, who is known to have spent mu



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