Monday, 26 January 2009
Monks & Monarchs
When Benedict arrived on the banks of the Ouse he came ashore at Selby, raising his cross he declared the land for the Lord and built himself a shelter under a massive oak tree.
It is thought that around the same time ,1069, William the Conqueror’s youngest son, Henry was born at Selby. Henry later went on to succeed his father to the throne becoming Henry I of England.