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View of Jedburgh Abbey 90.d

View of Jedburgh Abbey 90.d

Artist: Catton, Charles

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1793

Shelfmark: Ktop L

Item number: 90.d

Genre: Topographical Print

Jedburgh Abbey in Scotland. King David I of Scotland founded a priory here in the early 12th century. He brought a community of Augustinian monks from France to establish a priory on the banks of the Jed Water. With royal patronage and generous donations from noblemen and local land owners the priory flourished and the status of the priory was elevated to an Abbey. Jedburgh was built as a symbol of the strength of the Scottish King but it came under constant attack from English forces and it was eventually destroyed by Henry VIII. The shell of the building is all that remains of this once great ecclesiastical site.

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