Dale Abbey in the Snow, by Grant ShawWe celebrate the Winter Solstice with a return to the Chronicle of Dale Abbey, where attempts to capitalize on the Hermit’s Dale don’t go smoothly.


Hope, W.H. St John, ed. and trans. “Chronicle of the Abbey of St Mary de Parco Stanley, or Dale, Derbyshire.” Journal of the Derbyshire Archæological and Natural History Society 5 (Jan. 1883): 2-29. [Available at Google Books.]
Kerry, Charles. “Depedale, and the Chronicle of Thomas de Musca, Canon of Dale Abbey.” Pamphlet reprinted from Reliquary, Quarterly Archæological Journal and Review, 1886. [Available at Google Books.]
Image: The ruins of Dale Abbey, Derbyshire, England on a bright winter’s day by Grant Shaw (used according to the Creative Commons License 3.0).