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ELY CATHEDRAL, BUILTBYTHENORMANSWHERE THE SAXONSMADETHEIRLASTSTAND

ELY CATHEDRAL, BUILTBYTHENORMANSWHERE THE SAXONSMADETHEIRLASTSTAND

On the "Isle" where Hereward the Wake, "The Last of the English," made his historic stand against the Normans, is the city of Ely, and dominating the city is the grey pile of the cathedral.This arose out of the foundation of an abbey by S. Etheldreda, Queen of Northurabria, who became abbess in 673.The cathedral was begun in 1083 by Abbot Simeon, and by 1106 the East end and the transepts were complete. The central tower collapsed in 1322, and as a result we have the lovely Decorated tower, (c. 1328) of Alan de Walsingham.

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