I I 17), an Italian monk of Malmesbury, afterwards abbot of Abingdon, wrote a Vita S.
The pope's efforts failed, for in the 14th century several Cistercian abbeys excluded Irishmen, and as late as 1436 the monks of Abingdon complained bitterly that an Irish abbot had been imposed on them by lay violence.
FRANCIS PRESTON BLAIR (1791-1876), American journalist and politician, was born at Abingdon, Virginia, on the 12th of April 1791.
He died at Abingdon, Virginia, on the 26th of August 1863.
It numbered among its leaders the good archbishop, Edmund of Abingdon, and Robert Grosseteste, the active and learned bishop of Lincoln; it was not infrequently aided by the kings brother Richard, earl of Cornwall, who did not share Henrys blind admiration for his foreign relatives.