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Long-Lost Medieval Monastery Discovered Beneath Parking Garage in England
The Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 10/20/20 | Livia Gershon

Posted on 10/27/2020 6:18:23 PM PDT by marshmallow

Carmelite friars established Whitefriars in 1270, but the religious site was destroyed during the Protestant Reformation

Archaeologists digging under the remains of a demolished parking garage in Gloucester, England, have found the ruins of a 13th-century monastery, BBC News reports.

Established around 1270, the Carmelite friary—known as Whitefriars—was all but demolished during the 16th century. Historians had long been aware of the house of worship’s existence, but they didn’t know exactly where it was located. Researchers from the Gloucester City Council and Cotswold Archaeology took advantage of a redevelopment project in the city’s King’s Quarter neighborhood to investigate.

“For around 300 years, Whitefriars played an active part in Gloucester,” says city archaeologist Andrew Armstrong in a statement. “… Seeing and documenting this site will serve to underline, and recognize, the place of the friary in the city's history.”

Medieval friars were similar to monks, but rather than devoting themselves purely to prayer and scholarship, they engaged with and served the broader community. One of the most significant figure connected to the Whitefriars site was Nicholas Cantilupe, a theologian and historian from a noble family.

(Excerpt) Read more at smithsonianmag.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; History; Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: carmelitefriars; cotswolds; england; genealogy; gloucester; godsgravesglyphs; middleages; nicholascantilupe; renaissance; whitefriars
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1 posted on 10/27/2020 6:18:23 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

What are they charging per month for a medium sized vehicle?


2 posted on 10/27/2020 6:23:50 PM PDT by dp0622 (Tried a coup, a fake tax story, tramp slander, Russia nonsense, impeachment and a virus. They lost.)
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To: dp0622

My thoughts exactly - I know they have been around for a long time, but are they reasonable?


3 posted on 10/27/2020 6:25:39 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Lol


4 posted on 10/27/2020 6:27:10 PM PDT by dp0622 (Tried a coup, a fake tax story, tramp slander, Russia nonsense, impeachment and a virus. They lost.)
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To: dp0622

Only subcompact spaces available now.


5 posted on 10/27/2020 6:32:43 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: carriage_hill

Rofl


6 posted on 10/27/2020 6:35:56 PM PDT by dp0622 (Tried a coup, a fake tax story, tramp slander, Russia nonsense, impeachment and a virus. They lost.)
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To: dp0622

My parish in Norman, OK, was a stone’s throw from the University of Oklahoma football stadium. The Knights of Columbus made all their money renting the parking lot for OU football games, and the whole youth group went to Rome on the proceeds of parking for a Rolling Stones concert.

We lived about 2 miles from the stadium, and we could hear the concert in our house with the windows shut!


7 posted on 10/27/2020 6:36:08 PM PDT by Tax-chick (A society that rejects children will die out and be replaced by one that values them.)
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To: Tax-chick

Wow. Sorry I had nothing to do with it I swear! :-)

That must have been really annoying.


8 posted on 10/27/2020 6:40:19 PM PDT by dp0622 (Tried a coup, a fake tax story, tramp slander, Russia nonsense, impeachment and a virus. They lost.)
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To: dp0622

It was a surprise. I thought it was my drug-dealing neighbor having a loud party, but when I went outside to ask him to turn it down (he was a nice young man other than the drug thing) it was the Stones coming from a great distance.


9 posted on 10/27/2020 6:46:30 PM PDT by Tax-chick (A society that rejects children will die out and be replaced by one that values them.)
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To: Tax-chick

That’s insane. that would drive me crazy.

At least the drug dealer was nice :-)

If you are selling your leftover pot to friends usually you are not a vicious animal :-)

but it’s in my experience that if you are moving heavy product of anything, at one point or another you are going to have to do bad things.

But some of my favorite uncles were gangsters. They were the nicest guys and gave the best gifts :-)


10 posted on 10/27/2020 6:50:39 PM PDT by dp0622 (Tried a coup, a fake tax story, tramp slander, Russia nonsense, impeachment and a virus. They lost.)
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To: dp0622

The Rolling Stones were just the one time. Sometimes we could hear cheers from football games. I don’t think the young man was a significant drug dealer, because another neighbor who was a police undercover officer said he didn’t care.

I had an Italian uncle of dubious provenance (my mother’s sister’s husband). He did give good presents! He had a very good career as an international contract arbitrator and lived into his late 80s.


11 posted on 10/27/2020 6:53:41 PM PDT by Tax-chick (A society that rejects children will die out and be replaced by one that values them.)
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To: marshmallow

I always wonder how Henry VIII figured he was a good Christian. He horribly had slaughtered priest, men who worked for him, couple of wives beheaded, divorced poor sweet saintly Queen Catherine, cheated on all his wives and pretty much considered himself an ok guy and quite the spiritual epitome, whether the flavor of the year was Catholic or Protestant.

Those poor devout monks. No wonder England has them appearing time to time in their shadowy selves.


12 posted on 10/27/2020 6:57:09 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: marshmallow

Medeval monks drove cars. Who knew?


13 posted on 10/27/2020 7:08:40 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Do not mistake activity for achievement." - John Wooden)
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To: Beowulf9

>>I always wonder how Henry VIII figured he was a good Christian<<

How does a democrat?


14 posted on 10/27/2020 7:09:54 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Do not mistake activity for achievement." - John Wooden)
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15 posted on 10/27/2020 7:16:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: freedumb2003

So true.


16 posted on 10/27/2020 7:31:22 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: All

So how did they know to look for this medieval parking lot under a monastery to begin with?


17 posted on 10/27/2020 7:37:58 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Rome wasn't built in a day. All Hail the night shift!)
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To: marshmallow

Destroyed by a pig named Henry VIII.


18 posted on 10/27/2020 7:49:22 PM PDT by MrChips ("To wisdom belongs the apprehension of eternal things." - St. Augustine I donÂ’t think we need one)
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To: marshmallow

They had those Friars Clubs all over the place...


19 posted on 10/27/2020 8:30:42 PM PDT by Adder ("Can you be more stupid?" is a question, not a challenge.)
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To: marshmallow

William Tyndale’s neighborhood?


20 posted on 10/27/2020 8:48:42 PM PDT by madison10
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