Sunday, October 31, 2010

White Ladies Priory

On the way home from Market Drayton, we stopped off at an English Heritage site, White Ladies Priory. It was founded in the late 12th century by a group of Augustinan nuns (who wore white, hence the name), and closed in 1538 (it was kept as a private house). In 1651, Charles II stayed here briefly on his way to continental Europe after he was defeated by Cromwell at the Battle of Worcester. It's surrounded by farmland and it was really lovely and quiet :)

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