Glastonbury and the last Abbot of Glastonbury ~ Roberta Eaton

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Glastonbury Tor, then site of Abbot Whiting’s execution. Image: Sue Vincent

About Glastonbury

Glastonbury was initially inhabited by stone age farmers. In 1892 the iron-age village near Glastonbury, now known as Glastonbury Lake Village, was discovered by a young medical student called Arthur Bulleid. The village was first constructed in approximately 250 B.C. by creating a base of timber and clay on which roundhouses were build. The village was abandoned about 50 B.C. possibly due to rising water levels.

Glastonbury is thought to have started as a small settlement which grew into a town after the Abbey was founded in the 7th century by the Saxons. The original stone church was enlarged in the 10th century by St. Dunstan who became the Abbot of Glastonbury and then the Archbishop of Canterbury in 960.

After the invasion and conquest of England by the Normans in 1066, the church was…

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