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Battle Abbey, Battle, East Sussex

Battle Abbey, Battle, East Sussex
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Reconstruction drawing of the cloister of Battle Abbey as it might have appeared in the late 13th century. The illustration shows the north cloister being used as a scriptorium (for copying manuscripts). Following his victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William the Conqueror founded Battle Abbey at the site of the battle in fulfilment of a vow to God. After the dissolution of the monasteries some of the buildings were converted into a mansion. Only the plan of the church remains. This property is now in the care of English Heritage (2010). Find out more.