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WINCHESTER'S GREAT CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY AND INDIVISIBLE TRINITY

WINCHESTER'S GREAT CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY AND INDIVISIBLE TRINITY

Originally this was the cathedral of the kings of Wessex when the see was transferred from Dorchester (in Oxfordshire) in 676. S. Swithin, one of the bishops, enlarged it in the ninth century, and the Saxon bishop Aethelwold reconstructed it and had the remains of S. Swithin transferred to a shrine within the building. The first Norman bishop entirely rebuilt the cathedral, and it was repaired and altered in succeeding centuries, notably by the great William of Wykeham. Henry VIII destroyed S. Swithin's shrine and rededicated the cathedral.

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