Photographer's Note

Hello Everyone,

My photograph was taken at Bolton Abbey, showing the ruins of the priory.

Bolton Abbey, takes its name from these ruins of the 12th-century Augustinian monastery known as Bolton Priory. The priory, closed in the 1539 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries ordered by King Henry VIII.
(If you are unfamiliar with the reason for the dissolution of the monasteries, caused by the king; briefly, it was because he wanted to divorce his wife, which was forbidden by the pope. He severed contact with the pope and Rome, made himself head of the church and seized the lands and money owned by the Catholic monks. Catholicism was then banned!)

The priory stands on a 33,000 acres estate, much of which is open to the public and contains many sites of important, scientific interest.

The day that we were there was one of those days when the sky was mainly grey and cloudy but very occasionally the sun would cut through the clouds and create a quite eerie light.

I will add a workshop which shows the situation of the ruined priory on the banks of the River Wharfe.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8073 W: 340 N: 18651] (73742)
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