Rating: 8,3/10 (5011 votes)Abbey of St. Augustine is a Benedictine abbey in the British city of Canterbury, today in ruins. During the Middle Ages, the abbey was the tomb of the Canterbury archbishops and kings of Kent. In 1988, the Abbey of St. Augustine was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The abbey was created at the end of the 6th century by the missionary Augustine of Canterbury with the support of St. Bertha of Kent on the site of more ancient religious buildings in the name of the Virgin Mary, Saints Peter and Paul, St. Pancratius. After the canonization of Augustine of Canterbury, the abbey he founded was renamed in honor of its creator. At the end of the 10th century, a new abbey building was built by the Archbishop of Dunstan, completely rebuilt during the 11th century in the Romanesque style. The cloister and annexes were built in the 12th century in the Gothic style. In the XIV century there was a major earthquake, after which the abbey was rebuilt for a long time. In the middle of the 16th century, as part of the campaign to dissolve and close the monasteries launched by Henry VIII, the Abbey of St. Augustine was secularized and converted into a palace for Queen Anne of Cleves. After the queen, the castle belonged to various noble families, but over time it fell into disrepair and gradually collapsed. Only in the 19th century were the works to preserve the ruins of the Middle Ages accepted.
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