Order of Fontevrault

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A ‘double order’ of monks and nuns, living under the rule of one abbess, though in separate convents. The abbey of Fontevrault in France was founded in 1100 by Bl Robert d'Arbrissel. It disappeared in the French Revolution but was revived as an order for women only in 1806.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

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