Saint-Leu-d'Esserent was an important priory of the cluniac order.
The first cluniac house founded in England was that of Barnstaple.
The cluniac, having dipped his hands in a silver basin, was drying them in the brazier's heat.
The cluniac was a man of the world whom no confidences could scandalise.
"I could wish that a Christian lady had no dealings with the accursed race," said the cluniac.
A cluniac monastery was founded in 1082, and Bermondsey Cross became a favoured place of pilgrimage.
The cluniac revival had been followed by the cluniac laxity, splendour, and ostentation.
The cluniac monks, therefore, thought it best to separate the clergy entirely from the world.
A cluniac priory founded here shortly after the Conquest has left no remains.
The fiery zeal which characterised the days of the cluniac revival had long ago flickered out.