Henry II wanted to be buried at Grandmont, but (hardly surprisingly) this
was something over which he had no control - he was buried at Fontevrault.
Perhaps as a result, the Order of Fontevrault flourished - and the Order of
Mark Horton wrote:
> No; can I recommend that you read Carol Hutchinson's excellent book
> on the Order of Grandmont, if you havnt already.
> Craswall, located near to Garway is of course one only three
> Grandmontine priory's in England. From there, a bone was found in
> the early excavations of a female, that may be one of the Ursuline
> relics; its in Hereford museum. They also had a piece of the True
> Cross, as did the Templars and both orders were heavily supported by
> H2 (who was buried at Grandmont), and both were under scrutiny in the
> early 14th cent, although i do admit that 'dolly's' statement that
> they were the Chroniclers of the templars is stretching it a tad.
> On 14 Jul 2008, at 12:13, John Briggs wrote:
>> I hope the archaeology is more accurate than the history: the
>> website is a bit flaky on the Templars, and seems to confuse the
>> Grandmontines with the Order of Fontevrault.