Home to St. Oswald, a Saxon bishop in the late 10th century, whose shrine is incorporated in the 11th century crypt. St. Wulstan was bishop at the time of the Norman Conquest, and he was the only Anglo-Saxon bishop to retain his see, due to his sermons preaching that the English defeat was a judgement on the native inhabitants for their sins. Wulstan began the building of a new church in 1082, and when he was canonised in 1203 the resulting pilgrims created a welcome new source of revenue. King John is buried here in a wonderful tomb of Purbeck marble. Much of the exterior, including both east and west fronts, is Victorian restoration work.
The Chapter Office, 8 College Yard, Worcester, Worcestershire, England, WR1 2LA
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Heritage Highlight: Shrine of St Oswald, and the tomb of King John
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