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Publication - Dr Stuart Prior

    Berkeley, Gloucestershire: Royal Mynster or Antiquarian Folly?

    Citation

    Prior, SJ & Silversides, R, 2010, ‘Berkeley, Gloucestershire: Royal Mynster or Antiquarian Folly?’. Early Medieval Enquiries - The Clifton Antiquarian Club, vol 9., pp. 125-140

    Abstract

    This paper examines the archaeological evidence for a mynster foundation at Berkeley, Gloucestershire and considers the reasons for its establishment at this location. It investigates the form the mynster would have taken and its relationship with the surrounding area as a centre for Christian worship and administrative control. The study concludes that Berkeley was a high-status ecclesiastical centre of the Early Medieval period, which finally lays to rest antiquarian arguments over the nature and status of the site.

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