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Augustinians

Augustinians were an order of monks who followed the Rule of Saint Augustine, a code of rules drawn up by Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430AD0. There were two main groups: the Augustinian (Austin) Canons, (sometimes called Canons Regular) - which date from the 11th century, and the Augustinian Hermits or Friars, which were established by Pope Alexander IV in 1256AD. The Augustinians wore a black, short cape and a cowl. They had many monasteries in Britain until the Dissolution of the Monasteries widespread in towns to serve hospitals and minster churches, as well as in remote areas.

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