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Order of Cluny

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Order of Cluny

Group  From 910 

Categories: Religion

Countries: France

A Benedictine order of monks, founded in the Burgundian area of France, by Duke William of Aquitaine. It was unusual in that, unlike other monastic communities it was granted perpetual freedom from military service and other temporal obligations. The order spread to Britain in the eleventh century, with the first monastery being erected at Lewes.

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Bermondsey Abbey - Bermondsey Square

Bermondsey Abbey, founded as a Priory of the Order of Cluny, stood here, 1082...

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