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Established c.1346 as a double order of men and women by St Bridget of Sweden (c. 1303–73). They followed the Augustinian rule and constitutions drawn up by Bridget, including the ‘Rule of the Saviour’. There was only one English house, Twickenham, founded by Henry V in 1415 and transferred to Syon in 1431.

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