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1270: Edmund founds Ashridge Priory

Richard’s son Edmund, 2nd Earl of Cornwall, founds a monastery near Berkhamsted, Ashridge Priory, for an  Augustinian monastic order called the Brothers of Penitence (also known as Bonshommes or Bluefriars). He gives them a holy relic, a phial of the Sacred Blood Of Jesus Christ that he had acquired while travelling in Germany.

 

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