Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey
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THE history of the ancient and venerable Abbey of Glastonbury is in a great measure buried in its ruins; but yet some vestiges of this once celebrated pile are still to be found in many ancient and valu­able books, which have been published from time to time respecting its antiquity and former state. This Abbey was, together with those of Reading, Colchester, and several others, never surrendered to king Henry the Eighth’s commissioners ; but it was suppressed and seized upon by violence, under an act of parliament for dissolving the rest of the religious houses which remained unsuppressed.