A striking 8th-century abbey rebuilt several times; surviving Norman aspects can be seen in the font and the west arch of the central tower. The abbey underwent its final destruction in 1539 as part of Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries. The nave of the abbey church and two side aisles were left standing to serve as the parish church for Crowland. Sadly, only the north aisle now remains. The name of abbey and town are the cause of great confusion - the town is properly 'Crowland', but the abbey is 'Croyland'. This oddity was apparently the result of a spelling mistake by a medieval monk who incorrectly copied the name into official records. 45 East Street,
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Thornton was founded as an Augustinian priory in 1139 but became a full-fledged abbey in 1148. The chief interest here is a massive 14th century gatehouse, the largest monastic gatehouse in England, probably built in response to the Peasant's Revolt of 1381. The gatehouse is remarkable for its early use of brick as a building material. Thornton Curtis,
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A Danish force under Ivar defeated and killed Edmund, king of the East Angles, at Hoxne, Suffolk. Edmund was later sanctified as St Edmund. His death is a frequent theme in medieval wall paintings, where he is represented tied to a stake, while Danish archers shoot at him.
This queen's reign saw the union of England and Scotland in 1707
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