Glastonbury thorn

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Glas´ton`bur`y thorn`

1.(Bot.) A variety of the common hawthorn.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Hearing their pleas for help, the Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey sent Father Bernard into the witch's lair, armed only with a Bible, a candle and a chalice.
| GLASTONBURY: Home of the famous festival and steeped in Arthurian legend, this town is a 20-minute drive from Wookey Hole, and offers up iconic landmarks such as Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury Tor and the Chalice Well.
Joseph of Boston have planned and are offering five silent, individually Directed Retreats at Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, MA.
"I was part of a theatre group at college run by a man called Kenneth James and he brought us over for the summer for these performances of King Arthur at Glastonbury Abbey.
Or explore the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, just a 30-minute drive away.
Orphaned Audrey Thorndale, who dreams of a convent life, supports herself and her disabled younger brother by assisting the Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey. Henry VIII's Reformation is in full swing, though, and the Abbot knows that neither convents nor Glastonbury and its treasures--including the relics of King Arthur--will survive.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043.
This Margaret was admired by Catholic priests and Wiccan priestesses alike for her spiritual gifts and was working, at the time of her death, on assembling her visions of a 12th-century cross-dressing woman mystic who not only managed to infiltrate the male bastion of Glastonbury Abbey, but who instigated the tragic fire that burned it to the ground in 1184.
Monks at Glastonbury Abbey said they had dug up his coffin, while King Henry VIII claimed to be a direct descendant, even going so far as to display Arthur's actual round table to hammer home his claim to the throne.
These include Winchester Cathedral and Abbey, Sherborne Abbey in Dorset, Glastonbury Abbey, Westminster Abbey, Canterbury Cathedral and Worcester Cathedral.
The topics include wood pasture in early medieval England, some Devon farms before the Norman Conquest, regional differentiation in farming terminology 1500-1720, peasant names on Glastonbury Abbey's Polden Hills manors between 1189 and 1352, and a Warwickshire case study of the demesne and its labor force in the early Middle Ages.
Were King Arthur and his Queen Guinevere buried in Glastonbury Abbey? How has his cultural legacy developed over time?