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Tewkesbury Abbey and its Associations with the Roses

Tewkesbury Abbey and its Associations with the Roses

Probably there exists no abbey in the kingdom so well preserved as Tewkesbury. The splendid old church is practically as it was in 1150, when it was completed by the addition of the tower. Its forerunner was a Saxon monastery founded 715. The Early Decorated tower is one of the most perfect examples of that style of architecture that remains. Once its interior was hung with trophies of the Wars representing the transient triumph of the House of York, and tradition has it that the young Prince of Wales was buried here after his soldier's death on the battlefield. But the shields and commemorative brasses have long since been removed. The Abbey took a lively interest in the Yorkist fortunes at the time. It was re-consecrated after the Wars of the Roses.

Other pictures from Where The Rival Roses Warred


Holywell, St. Albans: Scene of Victory of Warwick the King-Maker

The Bloody Meadow, Tewkesbury Field

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