Unearthed: the fat monk, the silver crozier, and the skeleton (and ghost?) of Furness

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Let's get the ghosts out of the way; they would appear to have no bearing (or vice versa) on the main interest of the story - the important historical discovery - the best of its kind in half a century - of the skeleton in the presbytery at the second-richest-and-most-powerful abbey of its time in England - the Cistercian Abbey in Furness (but, hey, everybody likes a ghost story or three):
    Extraordinary discovery of 12th century abbot's grave: 2012 technology
    could unmask his identity - and that of a ghost that roams the site
    (Daily Mail)
    much more of the story, with pictures, at DM link above
     
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  3. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    This one may move forums shortly - I unintentionally clicked it into Crimes in the News instead of Up to the Minute (or Bizarre and Offbeat would work too). Of course, were it proven the abbot had been murdered in the purges of the monasteries ordered by Henry VIII - hey, crimes in the news! Or at least news back then! Anyway, notified the mods of my faux pas.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Wow, this is so interesting!
     

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