nown as the 'weeping monk of Bec'. Gundulf came across from Normandy after the Conquest with Lanfranc. Gundulf was well known and admired for his building skills and Lanfranc used Gundulf to rebuild his Cathedral. In 1077 Gundulf was made Bishop of Rochester and a year later William the Conqueror used Gundulf's skill in the construction of the White Tower, the keep of the Tower of London.
Gundulf's thirty year career of magnificent castle and cathedral design and construction came to an end with his death. His plans for the reconstruction of Rochester Cathedral were left incomplete. It was not until 1115 that construction work was to resume under the direction of Ernulf. ¹
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Selection of references used:
1. E.B.D'Auvergne, The English Castles, 1926
2. T. Francis Bumpus, The Cathedrals of England and Wales, 1934