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Glastonbury may have been the oldest church in England and possible the legendary burial site of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere and Christian legend states that Joseph of Arimathea brought the Holy Grail to this spot.


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Glastonbury
Abbey,
England

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The roots of Glastonbury Abbey goes back to the Seventh Century, when the Saxon King Ine of Wessex is said to put up a stone church on the site, which was enlarged in the Tenth Century. After the Norman Conquest in 1066, The Norman enlarged the abbey and the Domesday Book records this abbey as one of the richest in England. In 1536, the twenty-seventh year of the rule of Henry VIII there were over eight hundred monasteries, nunneries and friaries in Britain in within five years there were none during the religious upheaval known as the Dissolution of the Monasteries.


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We visited Glastonbury Abbey and a church group made a pilgrimage and held a service while we walked about the grounds looking at the grandeur of the remains of this abbey, the choir sang hymns, which added to the visit to this ancient religious site.


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