Paul of Caen
Paul, former monk of the Saint-Étienne abbey in Caen, was an energetic builder at the Abbey, having materials from the ruins of Roman Verulamium, collected by earlier abbots Ealdred and Ealmer, to work with. He also took a firm line with older reverences, disregarding some Anglo-Saxon relics and tombs, and allowing the incorporation of older religious stonework into foundations, thus paradoxically ensuring their preservation for archaeology. He encouraged the transcription of manuscripts.
- Paul of St Albans, Paul de Caen.
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- David Knowles, The Monastic Order in England (2nd edition 1963), p.96.
- (in French) Célestin Hippeau, L'Abbaye de Saint-Étienne de Caen, 1066-1790, Caen, A. Hardel, 1855, p.28
- St Albans Abbey
- Knowles. pp.118-9.
- CINOA: An Important Anglo Danish carved sandstone pillar slab , School of Bakewell
- Gesta Abbatum Monasterii Sancti Albani, ed. H. T. Riley, 3 vols. (London, 1867) vol. 1, pp 51-66
- R. M. Thomson, Manuscripts from St Albans Abbey 1066-1235, 2 vols. (Woodbridge, 1985), vol. 1, pp 11-77