Birinus came to Wessex to convert the Saxons to Christianity. After Birinus converted King Cynegils of the West Saxons in AD 635, the King gave the old Roman town of Dorchester to Birinus to build a Cathedral. Birinus thus became the first Bishop of Dorchester. The original Shrine was broken up in 1536 and the present Shrine was reconstructed in 1964 from fragments of the original.More pictures of Dorchester Abbey by Edward Lever...
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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 5D
Focal length: 29 mm, Aperture: f 8, ISO: 1600, Exposure time: 1/50 sec, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: June 16, 2013, 4:06 pm
ImageID:1176687, Image size: 1600 x 2400 pixels
An excellent group of pics of Dorchester Abbey and a wealth of added information, good job Edward.
Well composed with detail retained in the stained glass
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