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Reading Abbey

John Painter

19 February 2020

2:00pm at West Berkshire Museum

Non-members £3

The fascinating story of Reading Abbey from its foundation by a Norman king, through its heyday as the centre of a monastic estate, the subsequent dissolution, its use as a royal palace and as a Civil War redoubt, the subsequent decay to the present day and recent preservation work.


John Painter is the co-author of "Reading Abbey and the Abbey Quarter" (Two Rivers Press, 2018) and secretary of the Friends of Reading Abbey.
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