Ancient Burial Site of King Arthur and Guinevere at Glastonbury Abbey

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Wanda Marcussen
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published on 24 May 2020
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The site where the monks of Glastonbury Abbey supposedly discovered King Arthur and his wife Guinevere’s burial site in 1191 CE. According to the story, Arthur and Guinevere were later reburied under the main altar by King Edward I of England (r. 1272-1307 CE) and Queen Eleanor (1246-1290 CE) in 1278 CE. The remains disappeared during King Henry VIII of England (r. 1509-1547 CE) and the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539 CE.

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Wanda Marcussen
Wanda has studied International Relations with specialization in History at The University of Oslo, and is currently studying for her Master's degree in Environmental History at Trinity College Dublin.

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Marcussen, W. (2020, May 24). Ancient Burial Site of King Arthur and Guinevere at Glastonbury Abbey. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/12296/

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Marcussen, Wanda. "Ancient Burial Site of King Arthur and Guinevere at Glastonbury Abbey." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 24, 2020. https://www.ancient.eu/image/12296/.

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Marcussen, Wanda. "Ancient Burial Site of King Arthur and Guinevere at Glastonbury Abbey." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 24 May 2020. Web. 25 Nov 2020.

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