Tewkesbury


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Tewkesbury

(tyo͞oks`bərē), town (1991 pop. 9,454), Gloucestershire, W central England, on the Avon River near its junction with the Severn. Once noted for mustard production, its main industries are boatbuilding, flour milling, and engineering. The site was occupied c.715 by a monastery, refounded in the 12th cent.; it became one of the richest and most widely renowned Benedictine abbeys in England. The church, completed in 1123, is an impressive ruin, with a noteworthy west front. At "Bloody Meadow," south of the town, Edward IV in 1471 defeated the Lancastrians in the Wars of the Roses.

Tewkesbury

a town in W England, in N Gloucestershire at the confluence of the Rivers Severn and Avon: scene of a decisive battle (1471) of the Wars of the Roses in which the Yorkists defeated the Lancastrians; 12th-century abbey. Pop.: 9978 (2001)
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great location est Tewkesbury has the largest number of listed buildings in the UK, so a definite must is to follow the trail from the Heritage & Visitor Centre.
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Describing two battles that took place within a month, Gravett details how King Edward IV, with his brother Richard of Gloucester and his ally Lord Hastings, faced and defeated two separate Lancastrian forces at Barnet and Tewkesbury to secure his throne.
Morris was attacking high Victorian architects like George Gilbert Scott who had proposed to 'restore' Tewkesbury Abbey to what he believed to be its original Gothic state, and in so doing scrape away all the changes and additions of intervening centuries.