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Caedmon – The First English Poet At Whitby

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Caedmon is perhaps one of Whitby’s most famous ancestors, and although he lived a very long time ago he is still remembered here in Whitby today. Caedmon school at the side of the new bridge, and of course Caedmon’s Cross in the Churchyard of St Hilda’s Church near Whitby Abbey ...

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The Synod Of Whitby AD 664

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The History Of Whitby In 596 the missionary Pope Gregory sent a reluctant bishop, Augustine, to the court of Ethelbert of Kent to bring the ancient Roman colony of Britannia back to Rome. Augustine was startlingly successful, swiftly converting Ethelbert and founding a cathedral at Canterbury. Pagan Saxons retained their ...

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Whitby Abbey

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The History Of Whitby – Whitby Abbey Set on a headland high over the popular seaside town, Whitby Abbey is the perfect choice for a great value day trip in Yorkshire. It’s easy to see how Bram Stoker was inspired by its gothic splendour when writing Dracula. This is one ...

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Whitby Abbey – Britains Most Romantic Ruin

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The History Of Whitby – Whitby Abbey named Britain’s most romantic ruin Whitby Abbey in Yorkshire has been voted as Britain’s most romantic ruin in a nationwide survey of 2,445 people, carried out by Countryfile Magazine. In what proved to be a close-run poll, the spectacular coastal ruin won first ...

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