Shaftesbury Abbey

Shaftesbury Abbey

Shaftesbury Abbey

Shaftesbury Abbey was a Benedictine nunnery (and a major pilgrimage site) from its foundation in 888 by King Alfred the Great and his daughter ∆thelgifu, until its dissolution in 1539. It was reputed to have been one of the most wealthy nunneries in England.

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