Event: Building construction/restoration, Church-adornment, Church/monastery/minster foundation/dedication/restoration, Culting/venerating saint(s), Grant and GiftEdward 15.building of the church in Westminster

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Description Outside the walls of London, upon the River Thames, stood a monastery dedicated to St Peter, but insignificant in buildings and numbers, for under the abbot only a small community of monks served Christ. The king [Edward 15], being devoted to God, gave his attention to that place. because of his love for the Prince of the Apostles, whom he worshipped with uncommon and special love, he decided to have his burial-place there. Accordingly [Edward 15] ordered that out of the tithes of all his revenues should be started the building of a noble edifice; so that God would look kindly upon him, both for the sake of his goodness and because of the gift of lands and ornaments.
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