“Benedictine monks first built a house of worship in or around 960 on the banks of the River Thames, the river that bisects the city of London, in an area that was then known as Thorny Island.
“In 1040, King Edward I, who later became known as St. Edward the Confessor, built his royal palace on a nearby tract of land. A religious monarch, Edward I decided to endow and expand the monastery.
“In addition to royals, Westminster Abbey has a famed Poets’ Corner, which includes burial crypts and memorials for legendary writers and artists including Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling, William Shakespeare, W. H. Auden, Jane Austen, Laurence Olivier, Lewis Carroll, T.S. Eliot, Oscar Wilde, … Charles Dickens and the Brontë sisters (Charlotte, Emily and Anne).”
Incarnated: the senses must sense, and history must be seen to be believed, just as a king must be seen to be believed.