The Abbey and Trade

The Abbey and Trade

By Martin Taylor Guilds in the Middle Ages played an important role in society. They provided a way for...

The King departs only to return

By Martyn Taylor The shrine of St Edmund at the abbey visited by kings and queens over time would...

A Momentous Century

By Martyn Taylor The Abbey experienced  two cataclysmic disasters when in 1430 the great western Tower fell and in...

The Town rebels and more trouble

By Martyn Taylor In 1327 a year of national unrest with the grim demise of Edward II the town...

A Final Resting Place

By Martyn Taylor One of only a surviving handful in this country, the Chapel of the Charnel was a...

The Abbott’s Bridge

By Martyn Taylor Circa 1211, the land on the east side of the River Lark came to be used...

After Samson – Magna Carta

By Martyn Taylor Samson reversed the disastrous financial fortunes of the Abbey by protecting its privileges. Even to the...

A Tree in the right place

By Sarah Green A full version of an article which appeared in the Spring 2021 Review in an edited...

Samson and life in the Abbey

By Martyn Taylor Much is known about Abbot Samson of Tottington, Norfolk thanks to an amazing account of abbey...

Abbotts Anselm and Ording

By Martyn Taylor After Baldwins death there was a period of unsettlement when three other abbots came and went...

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