Hulne Abbey

Hulne Abbey. Source: The Graphic (1884). Click on image to enlarge it.

Commentary from the The Graphic

THIS, the first monastery of Carmelite Friars established in the kingdom, was founded about 1240 by Ralph Fresborn, a North umbrian, who, after distinguishing himself as a Crusader, joined the monks of Mount Carmel. William de Vesci, then Lord of Alnwick, and Richard Grey, both soldiers in the “Holy Army,” solicited his return. Permission was granted on condition that he founded a house of the Order in his native county. The site granted by William de Vesci was selected by Fresborn, because Brizlee, the hill opposite, bore a strong resemblance to Mount Carmel. [138]

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“Alnwick Castle.” 30 (9 August 1884): 137-41. Hathi Trust online version of a copy in the New York Public Library. Web. 11 July 2021.

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