Reading Abbey

Henry i (Beauclerc)          1100-1135

Reading Abbey     Reading Abbey 2

Above and below: views of the ruins of Reading Abbey where King Henry i (Beauclerc) is buried.

Reading Abbey King Henry     Reading Abbey King Henry Plaque

The plaque below records that the melody of the folk song ‘Sumer is Icumen in’ described as the most remarkable ancient musical composition in existence’, was written down at the Abbey in 1240.

Reading Abbey Sumer

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