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Furness Abbey: Romance, Scholarship and Culture

Book coverAt the time of the Dissoluation, Furness Abbey was the second wealthiest monastic Cistercian site in England after Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire. Although not as well known as some other monastic ruins in the north, Furness Abbey has continued to attract large numbers of visitors, including artists, writers, scholars and photograhpers, particularly after the opening of the Furness Railway in the mid-nineteenth century. The ruins of the Abbey are now a recognised part of the tourist circuit in northern England. This beautifully illustrated book demonstrates the impact which the site has had on a variety of visitors through the years.

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About the Author
Christine Dade-Robertson has had a lifelong interest in history and embarked on an academic career after raising her two sons. This book is based on her MA Dissertation.


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