Shepherd and sheepdog near Castle Acre Priory in the village of Castle Acre, Norfolk, England. Dedicated to St Mary, St Peter, and St Paul, it's thought to have been founded in 1089. Like other Cluniac houses, it was subject to the authority of the Abbot of Cluny; for practical reasons, however, the Prior of Lewes was usually instructed to act for the abbot when any problems arose. However, this caused difficulties when the kings of England were at odds with France, so in the 14th century the English Cluniacs settled this difficulty by buying a special legal recognition from the king as 'na

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Shepherd and sheepdog near Castle Acre Priory in the village of Castle Acre, Norfolk, England. Dedicated to St Mary, St Peter, and St Paul, it's thought to have been founded in 1089. Like other Cluniac houses, it was subject to the authority of the Abbot of Cluny; for practical reasons, however, the Prior of Lewes was usually instructed to act for the abbot when any problems arose. However, this caused difficulties when the kings of England were at odds with France, so in the 14th century the English Cluniacs settled this difficulty by buying a special legal recognition from the king as 'native' religious houses.
Location: Castle Acre Priory, Priory Road, Castle Acre, King's Lynn, UK