Also known as the Norbertines, after their founder,
Norbert of Xanten, or the White Canons, after the colour of their
habit. The Premonstratensians were founded in 1120 at Prémontré
by St Norbert. Whilst Norbert was influenced by St
Bernard of Clairvaux and the Cistercians, the White Canons followed
the Rule of St Augustine but observed a stricter lifestyle.
The first Premonstratensian house in England was established at
Newhouse, Lincolnshire, in 1143.