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RIEVAULX ABBEY

Date: 26th October 2013

RIEVAULX ABBEY

Got there just at closing time. Again there are some benefits of arriving once the hordes have left. For a start you get much better photographs without people!

Only had time to do a quick sweep around but found the Abbey stunning enough to want to make a return visit.

I’d no idea how rich was this part of the Country and there are Abbeys and Churches at virtually every turn of the road. Rievaulx and Fountains were the richest of these magnificent edifices – much of the wealth built on the Wool trade and the acquisitiveness of the Ruling Abbots. The Church was incredibly rich in Mediaeval Times and it was little wonder that Henry VIII wanted to get his hands on some of the wealth and used his Dissolution of the Monasteries as an excuse to grab the spoils.
 

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