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#abbeyadvent no11 - Which king was married and buried at the Abbey?

#abbeyadvent no10 - Which King funded the construction of the Lady Chapel?

#abbeyadvent no9 - Whose tomb and Chantry chapel lie at the eastern end of St Edwards chapel?

#abbeyadvent no8 - Which Queen was born on this day in 1542?

#abbeyadvent no7 - Which King rebuilt the Abbey 'in the new Gothic style of architecture'?

#abbeyadvent no6 - Only one of Henry VIII's queens is buried at the Abbey, which one?

#abbeyadvent no5 Whose inscription reads Partners in throne and grave, here we sleep..in hope of the Resurrection?

#abbeyadvent no 4 - This King was killed by a 'little gentleman in black velvet'

The wreath of red and white carnations and blue hydrangeas #obamainuk

Poets' Corner #obamainuk

The President and Mrs Obama on the Cosmati Pavement #obamainuk

The commonwealth flags are processed through the Abbey in the order determined by date of membership #commonwealthday11

Happy New Year

The BBC getting ready for tonight's live broadcast on the roof of Henry VII's Lady Chapel.

State Trumpets of The Blues and Royals get ready for the arrival of HM The Queen #synod

The BBC with The Archbishop & Abbey staff & clergy doing a full run-through rehearsal for tonight's #papalservice

The Twitter position..

Now in the Abbey: The Chilean Navy pay its annual tribute to Admiral Cochrane, the 10th Earl of Dundonald (1775-1860).

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The Chapter House before and after restoration

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32 new stone heads have been revealed after 18 months of restoration work on the Abbey's Chapter House. It includes two members of the clergy, pictured here.

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