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The monks of St. Martin of Tours killed in their luxury


Below is a copy of “The monks of St. Martin of Tours killed in their luxury” from a French manuscript dated, c. 1451-1472. I’ve no idea what the story is behind this recorded event. There was a massacre of monks … Continue reading

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Marmoutier Abbey of Tours, Loire Valley: wars, popes, wine and women


Marmoutier Abbey was founded by Saint Martin of Tours (316-397), circa 372, after he had been made Bishop of Tours in 371. In 853 the original abbey was pillaged and destroyed by the Normans. Shortly after 1000 AD, the abbey … Continue reading

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