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A ‘double monastery’, founded in the late 7th cent., it had close associations with the Mercian royal house. The Mercian prince St Guthlac began his monastic career at Repton, and several Mercian kings and princes were buried there including Merewalh, *Æthelbald (d. 757), and Wiglaf (d. 840).

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