- skip - Brewer’s

Glastonbury

,

in Arthurian legend, was where king Arthur was buried. Selden, in his Illustrations of Drayton, says the tomb was “betwixt two pillars,” and he adds, “Henry II. gave command to Henry de Blois, the abbot, to make great search for the body, which was found in a wooden coffin some sixteen foote deepe; and afterwards was found a stone on whose lower side was fixt a leaden cross with the name inscribed.” The authority of Selden no doubt is very great, but it is too great a tax on our credulity to credit this statement.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Glamorgan
Glasgow Arms
Glasgow Magistrate (A)
Glass
Glass Breaker (A)
Glass-eye
Glass Houses
Glass Slipper (of Cinderella)
Glasse (Mrs. Hannah)
Glassite (A)
Glastonbury
Glaswegian
Glauber Salts
Glaucus (of Bœotia)
Glaucus (Another)
Glaucus Swop (A)
Glaymore
Glazier
Gleek
Gleichen (The Count de)
Gleipnir

See Also:

Glastonbury