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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Rievaulx Abbey

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Yorkshire, England. Founded in 1131 by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux at the invitation of Thurston, Archbishop of Yorkshire. It became a brilliant center of learning and holiness. Melrose was its most important offspring. It was confiscated by King Henry VIII, and the estate is now in the possession of the Duncombe family.

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Entry for 'Rievaulx Abbey'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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