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Re: Glastonbury resident antiquarians and festival,.
Jul 12, 2013, 08:48
What has always puzzled me about Glastonbury is that historically it is much more a christian settlement than a pagan settlement. The Tor has two early burials of presumed 'celtic' monks, and was the former I/A stronghold of someone who liked foreign wine. It has the ruined church tower on top, and the poor abbot Richard Whiting and two of his companions were dragged up to the top and executed during the appropiation of the abbeys by Henry...
The settlement at the bottom had become very christian with the arrival of the Benedictine abbey, and then Arthur and his queen drifted in, and Avalon was born on the many myths that surround the town.
I may be missing something of course ;)
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