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Treasures of Westminster Abbey

Author : Tony Trowles
Publisher : Scala Books
Page : 180 pages
File Size : 47,5 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.

Westminster Abbey

Author : Richard Jenkyns
Publisher : Profile Books
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 43,9 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.

The History and Treasures of Westminster Abbey

Author : Lawrence Edward Tanner
Publisher : London, Pitkin
Page : 138 pages
File Size : 48,9 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 Funeral Effigies of Westminster Abbey

Author : Anthony Harvey,Richard Mortimer
Publisher : Boydell Press
Page : 246 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Abbeys
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.

Westminster Abbey

Author : David Cannadine
Publisher : Studies in British Art
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2019
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

Westminster Abbey treasures

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 1953
Category : Electronic
ISBN : OCLC:740245205

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The Coronation Chair and Stone of Scone

Author : Warwick Rodwell
Publisher : Oxbow Books
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 53,7 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 History and Treasures of Westminster Abbey

Author : Lawrence E (Lawrence Edward) Tanner
Publisher : Hassell Street Press
Page : 142 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2021-09-09
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1014252768

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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 Treasures of English Churches

Author : Matthew Byrne
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2021-05-13
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781784424879

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This celebration of some of the greatest art, architecture and furniture to be found in English churches offers a fascinating account of centuries of accumulated wealth, and is set off by a selection of breathtaking photographs by Matthew Byrne. It covers changing architectural styles across the centuries, and prominent examples of artistic work, including stained glass, rood screens, church monuments and curious carvings. This book is published in association with The National Churches Trust, a national, independent charity dedicated to supporting church buildings across the UK.

Kingdom, Power and Glory

Author : John Field
Publisher : Third Millennium Information
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 1996
Category : Church architecture
ISBN : 0907383726

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This lavishly illustrated historical guide to Westminster Abbey is a highly readable account of this great institution, which is central to the long history of Britain.

A Wealth of Treasure

Author : Jocelyn Perkins
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 38 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 1942
Category : Church vestments
ISBN : WISC:89092529999

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Treasures at Canterbury Cathedral

Author : Sarah Turner
Publisher : Scala Arts Publishers Incorporated
Page : 64 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2021-04-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1785512641

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- This volume presents the rich material history of Canterbury Cathedral- Full-color photography brings the reader up close to some of the most significant and priceless objects on displayTreasures at Canterbury Cathedral brings the reader up close to some of the most significant and priceless objects on display at Canterbury Cathedral. Each item has been carefully selected from more than half a million objects currently held in the Cathedral's Collections and the Cathedral's UNESCO Memory of the World archive, together with some loan items that feature in the new exhibition spaces inside this beautiful building. Every one of these treasures helps to tell part of the fascinating history of Canterbury Cathedral. From Anglo-Saxon charters to 20th century vestments, from stone carvings to silver sundials, more than 1300 years of history is presented here through this collection of curious and often surprising artifacts.

St Paul's Cathedral

Author : Ann Saunders
Publisher : Scala Arts Publishers Incorporated
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Church architecture
ISBN : 1857598024

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A collection of illustrations from the city archives on St Paul's Cathedral.

Fonthill Recovered

Author : Caroline Dakers
Publisher : UCL Press
Page : 430 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2018-05-16
Category : Authors, English
ISBN : 9781787350465

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Fonthill, in Wiltshire, is traditionally associated with the writer and collector William Beckford who built his Gothic fantasy house called Fonthill Abbey at the end of the eighteenth century. The collapse of the Abbey’s tower in 1825 transformed the name Fonthill into a symbol for overarching ambition and folly, a sublime ruin. Fonthill is, however, much more than the story of one man’s excesses. Beckford’s Abbey is only one of several important houses to be built on the estate since the early sixteenth century, all of them eventually consumed by fire or deliberately demolished, and all of them oddly forgotten by historians. Little now remains: a tower, a stable block, a kitchen range, some dressed stone, an indentation in a field. Fonthill Recovered draws on histories of art and architecture, politics and economics to explore the rich cultural history of this famous Wiltshire estate. The first half of the book traces the occupation of Fonthill from the Bronze Age to the twenty-first century. Some of the owners surpassed Beckford in terms of their wealth, their collections, their political power and even, in one case, their sexual misdemeanours. They include Charles I’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the richest commoner in the nineteenth century. The second half of the book consists of essays on specific topics, filling out such crucial areas as the complex history of the designed landscape, the sources of the Beckfords’ wealth and their collections, and one essay that features the most recent appearance of the Abbey in a video game.