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Treasures of Westminster Abbey

Author : Tony Trowles
Publisher : Scala Books
Page : 180 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Abbeys
ISBN : UCSC:32106017404127

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The Treasures of Westminster Abbey celebrates an iconic building and its rich artistic heritage. The Abbey, one of Britain's greatest medieval buildings and among the best-known churches in the world, has a history stretching back over a thousand years.

Treasures of Westminster Abbey

Author : Tony Trowles
Publisher : Scala Arts Publishers Incorporated
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2018
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1857596498

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- New edition of this exploration of one of Britain's greatest buildings - A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated survey of Westminster Abbey's art treasures Westminster Abbey has a history stretching back over a thousand years. Founded as a Benedictine monastery in the mid-tenth century, it is the coronation church where monarchs have been crowned amid great splendor since 1066. The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is a treasure house of architectural and artistic achievement on which each succeeding century has left its mark. The medieval and Renaissance tombs within the Abbey, though among the most important in Europe, form only a small part of the extraordinary collection of gravestones, memorials and monumental sculpture for which it has long been famous. Ranging from the thirteenth-century shrine of St Edward and the Renaissance splendor of Henry VII's Lady Chapel, to the literary memorials of Poets' Corner and the statues of twentieth-century martyrs on the Abbey's west front, this book describes the stained glass, furniture, sculpture, textiles, wall paintings and many other historic artefacts found within this remarkable church. Contents: Introduction; Edward the Confessor's Chapel; Sacrarium and High Altar; Quire and Crossing; North Transept and Ambulatory; South Ambulatory and Transept; Nave; Lady Chapel; Cloisters; Abbey Precincts.

Westminster Abbey

Author : Richard Jenkyns
Publisher : Profile Books
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2011-03-31
Category : History
ISBN : 9781847650825

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Westminster Abbey is the most complex church in the world in terms of its history, functions and memories - perhaps the most complex building of any kind. It has been an abbey and a cathedral and is now a collegiate church and a royal peculiar. It is the coronation church, a royal mausoleum, a Valhalla for the tombs of the great, a 'national cathedral' and the 'Tomb of the Unknown Warrior'. This new edition recounts the story of this iconic building and the role it plays in our national psyche.

Westminster Abbey

Author : Enzo George
Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Page : 50 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2017-07-15
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781538206522

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Westminster Abbey by Enzo George Pdf

"Westminster Abbey is a breathtakingly beautiful church in London, England, that happens to hold more than a thousand tombs. Many of the most famous British personalities were laid to rest in Westminster, including Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, and Charles Dickens. Readers will learn about both British history and architecture as they investigate the church through the appealing pages of this well-designed volume, complete with interesting sidebars, vivid photographs, and a summarizing timeline."

Westminster Abbey

Author : David Cannadine
Publisher : Studies in British Art
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : ARCHITECTURE
ISBN : 1913107027

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A comprehensive and authoritative history that explores the significance of one of the most famous buildings and institutions in England Westminster Abbey was one of the most powerful churches in Catholic Christendom before transforming into a Protestant icon of British national and imperial identity. Celebrating the 750th anniversary of the consecration of the current Abbey church building, this book features engaging essays by a group of distinguished scholars that focus on different, yet often overlapping, aspects of the Abbey's history: its architecture and monuments; its Catholic monks and Protestant clergy; its place in religious and political revolutions; its relationship to the monarchy and royal court; its estates and educational endeavors; its congregations; and its tourists. Clearly written and wide-ranging in scope, this generously illustrated volume is a fascinating exploration of Westminster Abbey's thousand-year history and its meaning, significance, and impact within society both in Britain and beyond. Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in association with the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of St Peter Westminster (Westminster Abbey)/Distributed by Yale University Press

The Funeral Effigies of Westminster Abbey

Author : Anthony Harvey,Richard Mortimer
Publisher : Boydell Press
Page : 246 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 085115879X

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The Funeral Effigies of Westminster Abbey by Anthony Harvey,Richard Mortimer Pdf

Westminster Abbey contains a unique and important group of effigies, some familiar, many little-known, including kings, queens, statesmen and national heroes, ranging in time from the middle ages to the early nineteenth century. They derive from a time when an effigy of the dead monarch, statesman or national hero played an important part in funeral ritual, offering a visible likeness as a focus to the ceremonial of the funeral. This richly illustrated book, which is the first substantial publication on the effigies since 1936, is both a history of the collection and of the origins and development of the funeral effigy, and a full descriptive catalogue of the twenty-one examples in the Abbey. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The History and Treasures of Westminster Abbey

Author : Lawrence Edward Tanner
Publisher : London, Pitkin
Page : 138 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 1953
Category : Westminster Abbey
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041376786

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History of Westminster Abbey, stressing its architecture and the men who built it.

The Coronation Chair and Stone of Scone

Author : Warwick Rodwell
Publisher : Oxbow Books
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2013-06-02
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781782971535

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The Coronation Chair and Stone of Scone by Warwick Rodwell Pdf

Constructed in 1297?1300 for King Edward I, the Coronation Chair ranks amongst the most remarkable and precious treasures to have survived from the Middle Ages. It incorporated in its seat a block of sandstone, which the king seized at Scone, following his victory over the Scots in 1296. For centuries, Scottish kings had been inaugurated on this symbolic ‘Stone of Scone’, to which a copious mythology had also become attached. Edward I presented the Chair, as a holy relic, to the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor in Westminster Abbey, and most English monarchs since the fourteenth century have been crowned in it, the last being HM Queen Elizabeth II, in 1953. The Chair and the Stone have had eventful histories: in addition to physical alterations, they suffered abuse in the eighteenth century, suffragettes attached a bomb to them in 1914, they were hidden underground during the Second World War, and both were damaged by the gang that sacrilegiously broke into Westminster Abbey and stole the Stone in 1950. It was recovered and restored to the Chair, but since 1996 the Stone has been exhibited on loan in Edinburgh Castle. Now somewhat battered through age, the Chair was once highly ornate, being embellished with gilding, painting and coloured glass. Yet, despite its profound historical significance, until now it has never been the subject of detailed archaeological recording. Moreover, the remaining fragile decoration was in need of urgent conservation, which was carried out in 2010?12, accompanied by the first holistic study of the Chair and Stone. In 2013 the Chair was redisplayed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Coronation of HM The Queen. The latest investigations have revealed and documented the complex history of the Chair: it has been modified on several occasions, and the Stone has been reshaped and much altered since it left Scone. This volume assembles, for the first time, the complementary evidence derived from history, archaeology and conservation, and presents a factual account of the Coronation Chair and the Stone of Scone, not as separate artefacts, but as the entity that they have been for seven centuries. Their combined significance to the British Monarchy and State – and to the history and archaeology of the English and Scottish nations – is greater than the sum of their parts. Also published here for the first time is the second Coronation Chair, made for Queen Mary II in 1689. Finally, accounts are given of the various full-size replica chairs in Britain and Canada, along with a selection of the many models in metal and ceramic which have been made during the last two centuries.

The Flowers of History

Author : Matthew Paris
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 616 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 1853
Category : Great Britain
ISBN : UCD:31175005963627

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The History and Treasures of Westminster Abbey

Author : Lawrence E (Lawrence Edward) Tanner
Publisher : Hassell Street Press
Page : 142 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2021-09-10
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1015069924

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Westminster Retable

Author : Paul Binski,Ann Massing,Marie Louise Sauerberg
Publisher : Harvey Miller
Page : 472 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Architecture
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215182432

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The Westminster Retable by Paul Binski,Ann Massing,Marie Louise Sauerberg Pdf

The Westminster Retable was conserved at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge.

St Paul's Cathedral

Author : Ann Saunders
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1857598024

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St Paul's Cathedral by Ann Saunders Pdf

, Sir Christopher Wren's St Paul's, built after the Fire of London of 1666, has become the City's most familiar landmark, its dome with the ball and cross above it symbolic of London's steadfastness down the centuries and its endurance during the Second World War. When it was newly completed, in the early eighteenth century, it seemed breathtaking and unlike any other cathedral or church in Britain. Today's building is not the first to occupy the site, for this has been a place of Christian worship for 1,400 years. The medieval Cathedral, with a tower and spire soaring above the city, was at the time one of the wonders of Europe. Beautifully illustrated with rare items from city and cathedral archives, and glorious colour photography of today's building and its treasures, St Paul's Cathedral: 1,400 Years at the Heart of London tells of St Paul's fascinating history.

Knit Your Own Royal Wedding

Author : Fiona Goble
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Page : 64 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2011-03-29
Category : Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN : 9781449409289

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Knit Your Own Royal Wedding by Fiona Goble Pdf

The most unique tribute to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton--instructions for a handknit wedding scene complete with adorable dolls and a foldout illustration of Westminster Abbey so you can display your creations. Knit Your Own Royal Wedding features projects for Prince William, Kate Middleton, the Queen, Prince Harry, other members of the royal family, and even a cute little corgi. The background scene, which fits into a pocket in the back cover, is an illustrated foldout of Westminster Abbey. Also included are instructions for a few wedding accessories. Each project comes complete with knitting instructions and full-color photos of the finished doll, all on cleverly illustrated pages. For knitters and nonknitters alike, this will be a beautiful and fun souvenir of what is sure to be the wedding of the century!

The Great Crown Jewels Robbery of 1303

Author : Paul Doherty
Publisher : Carroll & Graf Publishers
Page : 264 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2005-10-16
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN : UOM:39015063313020

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The Great Crown Jewels Robbery of 1303 by Paul Doherty Pdf

In the reign of King Charles II (1660-85), there was a famous attempt to steal the crown jewels by the memorably named Colonel Blood. However, Blood's conspiracy was not the first such plot, and it was certainly not the most successful. Three centuries earlier, in 1303, Edward I of England (of Braveheart fame) was north of the Scottish border attempting to crush William Wallace, secure in the knowledge that he had stashed his royal treasure safely behind ironbound doors in Westminster Abbey-- a place of sanctity reputed to house Christ's body, and inhabited by pious Benedictine monks. Enter Richard Puddlicott: a former merchant and a charming, dissolute rogue with a grudge against the King. He infiltrated the Abbey's inner circle (entertaining them on the proceeds of their own silver) and, before long, had managed to help himself to a good part of the treasure. The Kings fury knew no bounds, but Puddlicott ran the King's men a merry dance before eventually being captured and sent -- along with 40 monks -- to his death at Westminster. This exhilarating tale of cunning, deceit, lechery, monks, pimps and prostitutes tells the story of the first great bank raid in history. Until now -- with most of the evidence still in manuscripts, in Latin or Norman French -- very little has been written about it. With his usual verve, blending vivid narrative and historical analysis, Paul Doherty takes the lid off both the medieval underworld and the "holy" monastic community. The result is historically enlightening and a gripping read. - Jacket flap.

Crown and Cloister

Author : James Wilkinson,C. S. Knighton
Publisher : Scala Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : Abbeys
ISBN : 1857596285

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Crown and Cloister by James Wilkinson,C. S. Knighton Pdf

Fifteen kings and fourteen queens are buried in Westminster Abbey, which is also the nation's coronation church; every coronation since that of William the Conqueror has taken place in the Abbey. The close relationship between 'Crown and Cloister' was forged when King Edward the Confessor built the first great church on this site (completed in 1065). Today, The Queen and her family come to the Abbey regularly, whether to celebrate or to mourn. Westminster Abbey has adapted well to the changing currents of history. It survived the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII in 1540, and Henry made it briefly a cathedral. His daughter Mary I restored the monastery in 1556, but in 1560 Elizabeth I re-founded it as a church, and since then the abbey has been directly answerable to the sovereign. With sumptuous photography of the abbey's architecture and art treasures, and stunning royal portraits from across the centuries, this book celebrates the enduring ties between 'Crown and Cloister'. AUTHOR: James Wilkinson was the BBC's science correspondent for 25 years, and is now one of Westminster Abbey's honorary stewards. His previous publications are on scientific subjects and the history of the abbey. C.S. Knighton has worked for the Public Record Office as an editor of State Papers, contributed to works on naval history, and also edited the Chapter Acts of Westminster Abbey from 1543 until 1609. SELLING POINTS: *Lavish portrayal of the interaction between the Royal Household and Westminster Abbey through the ages *Sumptuous reproductions of the Abbey's architecture and Royal portraits 74 colour & 8 b/w illustrations