Melrose Abbey, Scotland founded in 1136

Dennis Melling

Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania

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A moment in time 1081 views at 28/02/2014
A digital painting, using Whistler’s Rainbow in DAP, of Melrose Abbey in Scotland by D Roberts circa 1834. The out of copyright black and white engraving is from the Gallery of Modern British Artists 1834 http://archive.org
Melrose Abbey is a Gothic-style abbey in Melrose, Scotland. It was founded in 1136 by Cistercian monks, on the request of King David I of Scotland.
The east end of the abbey was completed in 1146. Other buildings in the complex were added over the next 50 years. The abbey was built in the form of a St. John’s cross. A considerable portion of the abbey is now in ruins, though a structure dating from 1590 is maintained as a museum open to the public.
Alexander II and other Scottish kings and nobles are buried at the abbey. The embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce is also said to rest on the abbey’s grounds, while the rest of his body is buried in Dunfermline Abbey.

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