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Jan 26, 2020

Murder in the abbey

The site of Whitland Abbey is a secluded spot, well outside the town, but it wasn't always so peaceful in the abbey's heyday. In the late 15th century a priest was killed there by a visiting monk, and ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

when Gerald of Wales called by with the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1188 they signed up 12 archers for the crusades as punishment for murdering a young man who intended to meet the Archbishop to enlist. War, robbery and fire also beset the abbey. For more about Whitland Abbey - including its creation of daughter abbeys in Wales and Ireland - use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the post by the gateway into the site. Or click here