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Search at Reading Abbey has begun

The radar probe at Reading Abbey in the search for the high altar where Henry I of England and possibly other royals are buried, has officially begun. The ground-penetrating radar equipment is currently being used on land around St James church, which lies next to the ruins of Reading Abbey. Further investigations are due to be carried [read more]

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Burial places of the Queens and Consorts of England

500th Anniversary of Completion of Henry VII’s Lady Chapel Celebrated at Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the completion of the Henry VII’s Lady Chapel in style. Henry VII began lavish works on the chapel in 1503, but it wasn’t completed until 1516, nearly seven years after his death. The chapel is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and the monks of Westminster sang a [read more]