I am furthering my exploration of Abingdon-on-Thames and today I am joined by American curator, Tim Miller, to look at the rise and fall of the once magnificent abbey that stood in Abingdon.
The Saxons were responsible for their being a religious house here in the first place, but when the Danes came they burnt the building down. The English rebuilt the Abbey, making it better than before. And then in 1538, by the stroke of a pen, Henry VIII decided the fate of the wonderful building and the people that lived and worked there.
Find out more about the abbey and the extant buildings here: https://friendsofabingdon.org.uk/
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