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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In 1678-81 this clergyman claimed to have knowledge of a 'Popish Plot' to kill Charles II
He once served as a chaplain to the Duke of Norfolk
He was convicted of perjury and imprisoned for life, but later freed by William III
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20 June, 1756
Black Hole of Calcutta
Siraj-ud-Daula takes Calcutta and throws British captives into a small dungeon. 120 of the captives die.