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Title: Old and new London : a narrative of its history, its people, and its places
Year: 1873 (1870s)
Authors: Thornbury, Walter, 1828-1876
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Publisher: London : Cassell, Petter, & Galpin
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pilgrim ; the eleventh, how the blindAvere cured by their eyes being washed in his dirtywater ; the twelfth, how St. John delivered to thepilgrims a ring ; in the thirteenth they deliver thering to the king, wh.ich he had unknowingly givento St. John as an alms, when he met him in theform of a pilgrim; this was attended with a 44^ OLD AND NEW LONDON. [Wesllninstef Abbey. message from the saint, foretelling the death ofthe king ; and the fourteenth shows the conse-quential haste made by him to complete his piousfoundation. The following, according to Dugdale, is thestory of the benefactions of Edward the Confessorto the Abbey:—The king, while in exile during to Rome, to procure the Popes absolution fromthe vow ; they returned with a rescript from PopeLeo IX., enjoining the king, by Avay of commuta-tion, to expend the sums of money intended forhis journey in the foundation or repair of somereligious house dedicated to St. Peter. A revela-tion made to one Wolfine, or Wulsina, a monk of

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THE CORONATION CHAIR. the usurpation of the Danes, made a vow that if itshould please God to restore him to the throne ofhis father, he would go in pilgrimage to Rome.Soon after his coronation, he made his intentionknown to the principal nobility, who, partly fearingdistur])ances in the absence of the king, and partlydreading a contest for the succession should he dieupon the journey, endeavoured to dissuade himfrom it. Aelrcd, Archbishop of York, and Harman,Bishop of Winchester, with two abbots of monas-teries, are stated to have been sent on an embassy Worcester, is said to have determined the king tobestow his benefactions at Westminster. In the centre of this chapel stands the shrine ofEdward the Confessor. This venerable curiosity,though now much mutilated, still enables us toform an opinion of its former richness and beauty.It was erected by Henry III. on the canonising ofEdward, King of England, by Pope Alexander III.,who caused his name to be placed in the catalogueof saints,

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