Chapter 4, Destruction of Croyland Abbey

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National and Domestic History of England, Magna Charta, writen by W.H.S. Aubrey in 1869.

Book 2, Chapter 4, 857 AD to 878 AD – Destruction of Croyland Abbey

This occurred in 870, and in the same year the large, wealthy, and famous Abbey of Croyland was plundered and destroyed, and it’s numerous monks ruthlessly slain, the first of a long and dismal catalogue with which the chronicles of that time are filled. Ingulph, who was subsequently secretary to William the Conqueror, and abbot of this celebrated monastery, has left in his narrative a circumstantial account of the Danish attack, the details of which had been transmitted during the intervening period, and his account Read More >>>

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