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Farnborough Abbey

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Between 1883 and 1888, exiled Empress Eugenie, widow of Napoleon III, commissioned the construction of an abbey and a mausoleum in Farnborough, a town on the Hampshire-Surrey border in south central England, to inter and memorialize her husband and her deceased son, Prince Imperial Louis. Today, the Benedictine monks of St. Michael's Abbey, in the monastic tradition of contemplative scholarship...