It was founded by King Stephen and his queen Matilda of Boulogne (not to be confused with his sister Matilda, the queen-pretender also known as the Empress Maud) in 1148. A party of monks from Bermondsey Abbey provided the nucleus and the first abbot.
- "Faversham Abbey". Catholic Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2007-02-18.
- "Faversham Abbey". Faversham.org. Retrieved 2007-02-18.
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