Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey

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(Named Buildings) a Gothic church in London: site of a Benedictine monastery (1050–65); scene of the coronations of almost all English monarchs since William I
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Noun1.Westminster Abbey - a famous Gothic church of St. Peter in Westminster, London on the site of a former Benedictine monastery; "Westminster Abbey is the scene of the coronations of almost all English monarchs"; "Distinguished English subjects are buried in Westminster Abbey"
City of Westminster, Westminster - a borough of Greater London on the Thames; contains Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey
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The careers of Mathieu de Vendome, Abbot of Saint-Denis from 1258 to 1286, and Richard de Ware, Abbot of Westminster from 1258-1284, offer tempting parallels for comparison.
The abbot of Saint-Denis played a large liturgical role in the life of his monastery in contrast to the abbot of Westminster, who by the thirteenth century had withdrawn from community life to a great extent.
Two outstanding examples worth considering at some length are the English Abbot of Westminster, Richard de Ware, and the French Abbot of Saint-Denis, Mathieu de Vendome.