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The building of St Magnus Cathedral was started in Kirkwall in 1137 by the Norse Earl Rognvald. He came to Orkney with the express intention of reclaiming rights lost by his uncle, Earl Magnus of Orkney and to build a church of stone to celebrate his uncle's Sainthood. The original church forms the basis of the choir of today's Cathedral, and on its completion St Magnus's remains were brought here and interred in a column. (More...)
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