priory at Much Wenlock. A religious building has stood on the site of the priory since the late seventh century. In around 1040 Leofric, the Earl of Mercia, built a Minster on the site and after the Conquest of 1066 monks from a La Charite sur Loire, a daughter house of Cluny, came across and took over the running of the priory. The present priory was constructed at the start of the 1200's and played host to Henry III on several occasions.
Leofric and his lady Godgifu found the Abbey on the site of Coventry Cathedral. Godgifu may have been the famous Lady Godiva who rode naked through the streets of Coventry to save the townsfolk from paying high taxes.
Paisley Abbey was founded in 1163 by Walter FitzAlan, first High Steward of Scotland under King David I. Monks from the Cluniac monastery of Wenlock in Shropshire populated the new foundation.
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