Waltham Abbey -EXCERPT: 'In March 1540, Waltham became the last abbey to be closed down by Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.  Interestingly, the abbey organist at the time was Thomas Tallis (circa 1505 - 1585) who is now considered the father of English cathedral music.'

Waltham Abbey -EXCERPT: 'In March 1540, Waltham became the last abbey to be closed down by Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Interestingly, the abbey organist at the time was Thomas Tallis (circa 1505 - 1585) who is now considered the father of English cathedral music.'

Waltham Abbey, Essex - geograph.org.uk - 311778.jpg

Waltham Abbey, Essex - geograph.org.uk - 311778.jpg

The 'Welsh Harp' inn, Market Square, Waltham Abbey by Robert Edwards, via Geograph

The 'Welsh Harp' inn, Market Square, Waltham Abbey by Robert Edwards, via Geograph

Waltham Abbey The Augustinian abbey was a popular place for kings to stay during hunting trips in nearby Waltham Forest. Henry VIII was a regular visitor and on several occasions was accompanied by Anne Boleyn. In July 1529, Henry VIII took Anne Boleyn on progress and visited a number of places including the Abbey. During the summer progress of 1532, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn stayed at Waltham Abbey for five days.

Waltham Abbey The Augustinian abbey was a popular place for kings to stay during hunting trips in nearby Waltham Forest. Henry VIII was a regular visitor and on several occasions was accompanied by Anne Boleyn. In July 1529, Henry VIII took Anne Boleyn on progress and visited a number of places including the Abbey. During the summer progress of 1532, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn stayed at Waltham Abbey for five days.

WALTHAM ABBEY GATEHOUSE AND BRIDGE http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/waltham-abbey-gatehouse-and-bridge/

WALTHAM ABBEY GATEHOUSE AND BRIDGE http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/waltham-abbey-gatehouse-and-bridge/

Waltham Abbey

Waltham Abbey

Royal Gunpowder Mills Ruins http://www.walksandwalking.com/epping-forest/

Royal Gunpowder Mills Ruins http://www.walksandwalking.com/epping-forest/

The reputed grave of Harold Godwinson (AKA king Harold II the last King Of The Saxons). It is believe that King Harold was buried under the altar of the original church at Waltham Abbey.

The reputed grave of Harold Godwinson (AKA king Harold II the last King Of The Saxons). It is believe that King Harold was buried under the altar of the original church at Waltham Abbey.

The market town of Waltham Abbey, England.

The market town of Waltham Abbey, England.

West Tower, Waltham Abbey Church, Waltham Abbey, Essex

West Tower, Waltham Abbey Church, Waltham Abbey, Essex

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