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> yes, though it was, far as i know, never one of *the* "Royal Abbeys," which
> were a group of "Royal Domain" collegiate churches very directly under the
> control of the king, not infrequently with a king's younger son (or brother)
> installed as Abbot (i'm thinking esp. of Louis VI's son, Henry "de France" who
> was "Abbot of the royal monasteries" [so he styles himself in several
> charters] before he Got Religion in the 1140s and converted to Cistercianism
> and ended up as Archbishop of Sens, then Reims).

Well, Christopher, if an abbey church can't be a cathedral (except,
of course, in England), how can a "royal abbey" be a "collegiate
church".  Shouldn't it be "royal foundation" rather than "royal
abbey"?
Cheers,
Jim Bugslag

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