Posts Tagged ‘St Albans Abbey’

St Albans Abbey (2)

Posted: June 27, 2019 in History, UK
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When Keith and I visited there was an event being prepared and so we only got to see half of the Cathedral.

The Shrine of St Alban

The first Benedictine Abbey at St Albans was founded in 793 by Ulsinas. It is thought that this may have been on site further up the hill than the present building which was begun in 1077. It is a building which includes many architectural styles: Norman, Romanesque (11th Century) Gothic and 19th Century.

It is the burial place of St Alban, the first Christian Martyr in Britain.