Chester, UK - Maria Feklistova's photography
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Place for peace and relax - beautiful cathedral in Chester

Place for peace and relax - beautiful cathedral in Chester

Did you know that Henry the VIII effectively gave Chester its cathedral?
This came about because, following his dissolution of the monasteries in the 1530s, Henry VIII decided to hand Chester’s monastery building to the Diocese of Chester for use as a cathedral. He sealed the writ that established the cathedral in 1541. The monastery’s former abbot then became the cathedral’s dean, and the first canons were the men who had been his senior monks.

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