Thursday, January 27, 2011
The Lost Templars of Monmouthshire and the Marches - Ancient Traces II Stephen de Hastings and the Hastings Family
Abergavenny Benedictine Priory,
now St Mary's Church and right next to the town's car park!
It was spared earlier attacks as the local nobility of Abergavnny was closely connected with the House of Tudor and these were their tombs.
The priest at Temple Grafton was a priest who was unsympathetic to the new church of Henry VIII, still secretly said Mass and married and gave the sacraments at the churrch, while conforming outwardly. He was eventually found out and relieved of his post. Joseph Pierce charts Shakespeare's life and career through this turbulent time, and his secret