Fri, 18 Nov

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Shaftesbury

Lecture 'Malmesbury Abbey: A Story of Scholarship and Scandal'

In this talk Tony McAleavy will share the results of a decade of archival research into this important institution, emphasising both the remarkable cultural achievements of some monks and the extremely scandalous lives of others.

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Lecture 'Malmesbury Abbey: A Story of Scholarship and Scandal'

Time & Location

18 Nov, 19:30 – 21:00

Shaftesbury, 13 Bell St, Shaftesbury SP7 8AR, UK

About the Event

Malmesbury Abbey was, for many centuries, one of the great Benedictine monasteries of the West Country. A fragment of the abbey survives today as the parish church of the town. The monastery was closely associated in Anglo-Saxon times with the royal house of Wessex. It produced two of the most important writers of the Middle Ages: Saint Aldhelm and William of Malmesbury.  In this talk Tony McAleavy will share the results of a decade of archival research into this important institution, emphasising both the remarkable cultural achievements of some monks and the extremely scandalous lives of others.

Tickets available from Shaftesbury Arts Centre 01747 854321 www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk 

Adults £12 FOSA £10

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