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Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 828 KB) Image of the north face of Bath Abbey, taken on 27 November 2004 by AlistairMcMillan. ...
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Bath Abbey at sunset

Bath Abbey is the last in a series of Buddhist monastery near Tibet A monastery is the habitation of monks. ...monastic This article is about the Christian buildings of worship. ...churches built in Palladian Pulteney Bridge and the weir at Bath Bath is a city in southwest England, most famous for its baths fed by three hot springs. ...Bath and is still in active use.

In Events The abbey of Abingdon, England is founded Aldhelm made abbot Aethelred succeeds his brother Wulfhere as king of Mercia Births Deaths Wulfhere, king of Japan - Temmu Emperor of Japan (672-686) Categories: 675 ...675 Osric was a king of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of the Hwicce, who ruled from at least 676 to 693, the dates of his surviving charters. ...Osric, King of the The Hwicce were one of the peoples of Anglo-Saxon Britain. ...Hwicce, granted the Abbess Berta 100 hides near Bath for the establishment of a convent. The religious house later changed into a monastery, under the patronage of the Bishop of The city of Worcester (pronounced Wuh-ster) is the county town of Worcestershire in England; the river Severn runs through the middle, with the citys large Worcester Cathedral overlooking the river. ...Worcester.

But the powerful King Offa (died July 26/29, 796) was the King of Mercia from 757 until his death. ...Offa of Mercia, sometimes spelled Mierce, was one of the kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy, in what is now England, in the region of the Midlands, with its heart in the valley of the River Trent and its tributary streams. ...Mercia successfully wrested 'that most famous monastery at Bath' from the bishop in Events Emperor Kammu succeeds Emperor Konin as emperor of Japan. ...781. William of Malmesbury (c. ...William of Malmesbury tells us that Offa rebuilt the monastic church, which was dedicated to According to tradition, Peter was crucified upside-down, as shown in this painting by Caravaggio. ...St. Peter. It was fine enough to impress monarchs. In Events Births Deaths Categories: 957 ...957 Bath monastery was described by King Edwy All-Fair (941? - October 1, 959) was a King of England (955-959). ...Edwy as 'marvellously built.'

By that time Monasticism (from Greek: monachos—a solitary person) is the religious practice of renouncing all worldly pursuits in order to fully devote ones life to spiritual work. ...monasticism had lapsed in England. Edwy's brother EDGAR, the Electronic Data-Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC). Not all documents filed with the SEC by public...Edgar began its revival on his accession in Events October 1 - Edwy, king of England dies and is succeeded by his brother Edgar. ...959. He encouraged monks to adopt the Benedict of Nursia left the comfort of the life of a student in Rome in about the year 500 A.D. to seek holiness. ...Rule of St Benedict. Bath Abbey was reformed under Abbot Ælfheah (St. Alphege).

On the death of King William I of England William I ( 1027–September 9, 1087), was King of England from 1066 to 1087. ...William the Conqueror in Events Succession of Pope Urban II (1088-1099) Work begins on the third and largest church at Cluny Rebellion of 1088 against William II of England lead by Odo of Bayeux. ...1088, Bath was ravaged in the struggle for power between his sons. The victor, William II (called Rufus, perhaps because of his red-faced appearance, or maybe his bloody reign) (c. ...William Rufus, granted the city to a royal physician, John of Tours, who became Bishop of This article is about the city of Wells in England. ...Wells and Abbot of Bath in 1088, with permission to move the see of Somerset from Wells - a comparatively small settlement - to the walled city of Bath.

Download high resolution version (1500x1078, 361 KB) The West Front of Bath Abbey. ...
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The West Front. The public entrance to the Abbey is the small brown door on the left.

John therefore became the first Bishop of Bath and St Peter's was raised to cathedral status. Since the roles of bishop and abbot has been combined, the monastery from then on was run by its prior, and so became a priory.

John of Tours planned a new cathedral on a grand scale, dedicated to SS Peter and Paul. When finished it was about 330 feet (100 metres) long. Only the ambulatory was complete when he died in Events Resolution of Investiture Controversy in the Concordat of Worms Pierre Abélard writes Sic et Non Births Eleanor of Aquitaine at Belin (near Bordeaux) Deaths Ralph dEscures, archbishop of Canterbury Margrave Ottokar II of Styria Categories: 1122 ...1122. The half-finished cathedral was devastated by fire in Events Louis VII is crowned King of France. ...1137, but worked continued and it was completed by about Events Establishment of the Carmelite Order Hogen Rebellion in Japan January 20 - According to legend, freeholder Lalli slays English crusader Bishop Henry with an axe on the ice of the lake Köyliönjärvi in Finland. ...1156.

However, later bishops preferred Wells, whose canons had successfully petitioned the Pope John Paul II has reigned since 22 Oct 1978. ...pope to regain cathedral status. Bath Cathedral gradually fell into disrepair.

When Oliver King, Bishop of Bath and Wells, visited Bath in Events July 22 - Battle of Dornach - The Swiss decisively defeat the Imperial army of Emperor Maximilian I. July 28 - First Battle of Lepanto - The Turkish navy wins a decisive victory over the Venetians. ...1499 he was shocked to find the church ruinous. He took a year to consider what to do about it. In October 1500 he wrote to the Prior of Bath to explain that a large amount of the priory income would be dedicated to rebuilding the cathedral. Work probably began the following spring. Bishop King planned a smaller church, covering only the area of the Norman nave. He did not live to see the result. The new cathedral was completed just a few years before the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII King of England and Ireland by Hans Holbein the Younger His Grace King Henry VIII (28 June 1491–28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) from 22 April 1509 until his death. ...Henry VIII.

Download high resolution version (1500x2005, 466 KB) The nave of Bath Abbey. ...
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The nave of Bath Abbey.

In January Events May 30 - In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal to find gold. ...1539 Prior Holloway surrendered Bath Priory to the Crown. The church was stripped of lead, iron and glass and left to rot. It was rescued a generation later by the citizens of Bath. From Events January 16 _ The Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England. ...1572 to Events Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Ahmed I (1603_1617) to Mustafa I (1617_1623). ...1617 it was restored to serve as the grand parish church of Bath.


  • Jean Manco, The buildings of Bath Priory, Somerset Archaeology and Natural History 137 (for 1993).

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