and Monasteries in Wales
A guide to Wales, highlighting attractions, history, and visitor information.
Medieval Abbeys and Monasteries in Wales
The vast majority of monastic establishments in Wales belonged to the Cistercian order. This was partly due to the encouragement of the Norman invaders of Wales, who saw in the French-based order a means of lessening the influence of Welsh Celtic Christianity. The Cistercians generally opted for a life of simplicity and hard work in remote and inaccessible areas, though this did not stop them from building very profitable monastic houses and owning vast tracts of territory.
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This famous building, on the site of the notorious Newgate Prison, is the site of the Central Criminal Court
The existing street gave its name to the court buildings
The court tries offences committed in the city of London
This Day in British History
28 March, 1296
Edward I invades Scotland, sacking Berwick
Edward would later steal the Stone of Scone, traditional coronation stone of Scottish kings