Holyrood Abbey

Edinburgh, Scotland, founded, 1128, by King David I, for the Canons Regular of Saint Augustine. It possessed a fragment of the True Cross which disappeared at the Reformation. The abbey suffered from attacks by Edward II, in 1322, and Richard II, in 1385, but was restored. In 1610 Charles II rebuilt the adjoining palace of Holyrood. The ruined and roofless nave, of purest early English architecture, is all that remains.

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