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Once, centuries ago in the days of Henry VIII a Benedictine Abbey stood here. A casualty of King's Dissolution caused by his... More..

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Photo © Zbigniew Siwik (15th May 2014)
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"Audley End"

Audley End was originally Walden Abbey, a Benedictine priory founded in about 1139. The land sits around the River Cam and was on the original London to Cambridge road. When Henry VIII broke with Rome, all religious houses in England were dissolved – Walden Abbey surrendered on 22nd March 1538. Five days later, Henry granted it to Sir Thomas Audley, and created him Baron Audley of Walden in November of that year. Audley was a lawyer and had been speaker of the House of Commons when England broke with Rome. As Lord Chancellor, he confirmed Henry’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon, presided at Anne Boleyn’s trial, and passed the death sentence on Sir Thomas More. He was granted Walden Abbey as a reward for his loyalty to Henry, and Audley set about turning the monastic buildings into a house. Audley End was born.

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Photographer: © Zbigniew Siwik (Gallery)(15th May 2014)
Description

Audley End

Audley End was originally Walden Abbey, a Benedictine priory founded in about 1139. The land sits around the River Cam and was on the original London to Cambridge road. When Henry VIII broke with Rome, all religious houses in England were dissolved – Walden Abbey surrendered on 22nd March 1538. Five days later, Henry granted it to Sir Thomas Audley, and created him Baron Audley of Walden in November of that year. Audley was a lawyer and had been speaker of the House of Commons when England broke with Rome. As Lord Chancellor, he confirmed Henry’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon, presided at Anne Boleyn’s trial, and passed the death sentence on Sir Thomas More. He was granted Walden Abbey as a reward for his loyalty to Henry, and Audley set about turning the monastic buildings into a house. Audley End was born.
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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 5D
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 24 mm, Aperture: f 11.3, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 1/100 sec, Metering Mode: Unknown, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: May 5, 2014, 11:46 am
ImageID:1189983, Image size: 3851 x 2567 pixels

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Comment by Martin Humphreys(15th May 2014)

Great detailed info Zbig .. nice one

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Comment by Dave John(16th May 2014)

Very good set of photos Zbig, well upto standard and well narrated

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Comment by rustyruth(17th May 2014)

Excellent, great narrative too.

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