Halies Abbey, Gloucestershire

Halies Abbey, Gloucestershire

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The founding of Hailes Abbey by Richard, Earl of Cornwall in 1246.

Hailes Abbey was founded by Richard, Earl of Cornwall in 1246 as a thanksgiving for surviving a shipwreck, and dedicated on November 5th 1251 at a lavish ceremony attended by the King and Queen, and all the ‘great men of England’. The Abbey went on to become one of the richest and most popular centres of pilgrimage in all Christendom after Richard’s son, Edmund, presented Hailes with a phial of the Holy Blood in 1270.

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The founding of Hailes Abbey by Richard, Earl of Cornwall in 1246.

Hailes Abbey was founded by Richard, Earl of Cornwall in 1246 as a thanksgiving for surviving a shipwreck, and dedicated on November 5th 1251 at a lavish ceremony attended by the King and Queen, and all the ‘great men of England’. The Abbey went on to become one of the richest and most popular centres of pilgrimage in all Christendom after Richard’s son, Edmund, presented Hailes with a phial of the Holy Blood in 1270.

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