Adeliza of Louvain

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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Anne of York

Finding a King and maybe a Princess at Reading Abbey

Richard III’s discovery and burial have prompted the search for another King. King Henry I was the son of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders. He had two legitimate children, William Adelin, who drowned in the White Ship disaster and Matilda, whose son Henry would eventually follow Henry’s nephew Stephen on the throne. Henry [read more]