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Unformatted text preview: his son?" LASHER "Aye," I said. "But go on. How did the followers of Knox destroy Donnelaith? Oh, and the stained glass. There was stained glass, wasn't there, where would that have come from?" "Made right there," said he, "all through the twelve hundreds and thirteen hundreds by the Franciscan monks from Italy." "Franciscans from Italy. You mean the Order of St. Francis of Assisi was there." "Most definitely so. The Order of St. Francis was popular right up to the time of Anne Boleyn," he said. "The Observant Friars were the refuge of Queen Catherine, when Henry divorced her, of course. But I don't think Observant Friars built or maintained the Cathedral at Donnelaith; it was far too elaborate, too rich, too full of ritual for simple Franciscans. No, it was probably the Conventuals; they were the Franciscans who kept the property, I believe. Whatever the case, when King Henry broke with the pope, and went to looting the monas- teries all around, the Clan of Donn...
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