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BURY ST EDMUNDS GREYFRIARS

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The Franciscans attempted to settle in Bury in 1233, but were discouraged by the legate and monks of Bury Abbey. Obtaining a Bull in their favour from Pope Alexander IV, they settled in a farm North of the town in 1257, but were expelled by officials of the abbey, and in 1258, Henry III helped them to build their friary on the West side of the town. After Alexander's death in 1261, Pope Urban IV supported the monk's cause,ordering the friars to demolish their buildings, but, following reconciliation, the friars moved to a new permanent site at Babwell in 1263, (see TL86NE3).

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