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.