Guided Walk : ‘Breaking the Rule ­Monkish Misconduct’

25 Oct 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Hyde Abbey Gateway

Breaking the Rule ­Monkish Misconduct

14.00, Hyde Abbey Gateway.

Devised and led by Anna Withers.

While touring the Abbey site, this walk will provide a fascinating insight into a part of Abbey life that is quite different from the usual round of quiet devotion, prayer and study. Hear the story of Hyde Abbey fighting against the Bishop in the war for the throne between William the Conquerer’s quarrelling grandchildren Stephen and Matilda. Hear too how two future bishops at least were to officially admonish the Abbots for their monks’ decidedly un-pious behaviour!

This is a free event but Hyde900 would welcome donations.

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