Douai Abbey

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Woolhampton, Berks. The English Benedictine community of St Edmund the Martyr, founded in Paris in 1615, became a Jacobite centre. After difficulties during the French Revolution, in 1818 the monks moved to the building at Douai vacated by the community now at Downside. In 1903 they were expelled from France; taking the name of Douai, they settled at Woolhampton.

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