Medieval Reading Abbey manuscript on display


A Medieval Reading Abbey manuscript is on display at at Berkshire Records Office. The ancient manuscript documents part of Reading Abbey’s history dating back to the 14th Century.

Medieval Reading Abbey manuscriptThe manuscript was bought for £36,000 from a private collection from funds raised through donations and grants.

Reading Abbey was founded by Henry I in 1121 and the king was buried there.

The abbey was mostly destroyed in 1538 during Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries and is now a ruin.

March 3, 2013 |

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