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Abbey musicians such as Henry Purcell were also buried in their place of work.
Subsequently it became a great honor to be buried or memorialized here.
Among many highlights are the medieval coronation throne; Poet's Corner with its memorials to William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, and other giants of literature; and the tombs of Queen Elizabeth I, "Bloody" Queen Mary, explorer David Livingstone and naturalist Charles Darwin.
According to tradition, a shrine was first founded here in 616 on a site then known as Thorney Island.
Subsequently, most English kings and queens were buried here.
Aristocrats were buried in side chapels of Westminster Abbey and monks and people associated with the Abbey were buried in the cloisters and other areas.Because of its royal connections, it was spared King Henry VIII's general assault on monastic buildings during the Reformation.The interior is a veritable museum of English history.Its construction originated in Edward's failure to keep a vow to go on a pilgrimage; the Pope suggested that he redeem himself by building an Abbey.The original Abbey, in the Romanesque style that is called "Norman" in England, was built to house Benedictine monks.