LETTER: Restoration of ruined abbeys

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From Mr Dick Jones

Sir: Mrs M. J. Fox on the restoration of ruined abbeys and monasteries says that it was the ancestor of Prince Charles who initiated their destruction.

The three children of Henry VIII to whom she refers, Edward VI, Mary and Elizabeth I, all died childless. On the death of Elizabeth, the Crown passed to James I and VI of Scotland, a descendant of Margaret, Henry VIII's eldest sister.

Yours etc,

Dick Jones