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Lay Abbot
... a layman on whom a king or someone in authority bestowed an abbey as a reward for services rendered he had charge of the estate belonging to it, and ... was taken as a precedent by the French kings for rewarding laymen with abbeys, or giving them to bishops in commendam ... to reform the Frankish Church, the bestowal of abbeys on secular abbots was not abolished ...
List Of Cistercian Abbeys In Britain
... This is a List of Cistercian monasteries (called abbeys) in Great Britain ... The first Cistercian abbey in Great Britain was Waverley Abbey in Surrey, founded in 1128 ... In the next few years further abbeys were founded in other parts of Britain, notably Yorkshire and in Scotland and Wales ...
Boston University Dear Abbeys - Members
... As of October 2011, the Dear Abbeys is composed of thirteen undergraduate members enrolled at Boston University ... After leaving the Dear Abbeys (through graduation from Boston University), some alumni have continued their musical endeavors through other non-collegiate musical groups (mostl ... and performance, as judged by the standing members of the Dear Abbeys at a private audition ...
Abbeys In Hampshire
... Abbeys and priories in Hampshire lists abbeys, priories, friaries or other monastic religious houses in Hampshire, England ...
List Of Cistercian Abbeys In Ireland - Abbeys, Now in Ruins
... Abbeydorney Abbey (1154) Bective Abbey (1147), Co ... Meath, Ireland Boyle Abbey (1142) Corcomroe Abbey (estd. 1205-1210) Dunbrody Abbey Grey Abbey (1193) Hore Abbey (1270) Jerpoint Abbey (1180) Kilcooly Abbey (1182) Mellifont Abbey (1142) Tintern Abbey (County ...