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Lanherne: History, Account of "Austin" nuns, 1794, 1/1/1794

 File — Box 2: Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series Series 3, Folder: 3
Identifier: GAMMS.1.3.76
Scope and Contents An account of the journey from Bruges to England taken by the "Austin" (Augustinian) nuns in the year 1794. Tells of setting out for Rotterdam in June; privations and difficulties aboard ship. Accompanying them, one nun from Lierre, one monk from LaTrappe. Desperate, difficult trip; fired on at Thames. Dispersed to different families; all well treated. First reaction of country people, fear that they were French, in disguise. They didn't put on their habits until the Easter after they...
Dates: 1/1/1794