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This object is on display in the Places Gallery

This is the oldest document relating to Bristol in the collections of Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.

Theobald, Archbishop of Canterbury, issued this charter to confirm Turstin of Bristol as priest of St Ewen, one of Bristol's earliest churches. It seems that the abbot of Tewkesbury Abbey wanted to replace Turstin with a priest of his own. Theobald threatened anyone who might interfere with damnation, which gave rise to the charter being known as the 'Curse of St Ewen'

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