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A lost monastery revealed? Investigating an Anglo-Saxon community at Cookham


Manwon Lender
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Today, Cookham is a pretty village near the Berkshire–Buckinghamshire border, perhaps best known for its association with the artist Sir Stanley Spencer. In the 8th century, however, it was the focus of a bitter and long-running land dispute, lying on a contested border between the powerful early medieval kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia. At the heart of this territorial tug-of-war was Cookham minster, which held a key strategic position on the boundary, and whose religious community found themselves pulled back and forth between rival powers over the course of half a century. Even the Archbishop of Canterbury tried to get in on the action, claiming the site for his Kentish see. But how did this conflict begin?

A lost monastery revealed? Investigating an Anglo-Saxon community at Cookham | The Past (the-past.com)

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