Vale Royal Abbey and the Cistercians 1277 - 1538.
14 pages, 14 illustrations, £4.00.

This booklet by Tony Bostock and Stuart Hogg is the result of much historical research on what was the largest Cistercian abbey in Britain, situated in Cheshire, close to the village of Whitegate and the valley of the River Weaver. The abbey’s history is described from its founding under a charter from Edward I through to its dissolution under warrant from Henry VIII. Backgound information on the Cistercian order, its monasteries and monastic life is also provided.