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Westminster Abbey

Author : David Cannadine
Publisher : Studies in British Art
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 50,9 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

Treasures of Westminster Abbey

Author : Tony Trowles
Publisher : Scala Arts Publishers Incorporated
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,8 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 : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2017-07-15
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781538206584

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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.

Rick Steves Tour: Westminster Abbey, London

Author : Rick Steves,Gene Openshaw
Publisher : Rick Steves
Page : 23 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2016-08-16
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781631215230

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Rick Steves Tour: Westminster Abbey, London by Rick Steves,Gene Openshaw Pdf

Rick Steves' Tours eBooks are straightforward, self-guided tours of some of Europe's most popular museums, ancient buildings, and other points of interest, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Tour: Westminster Abbey, London—for less than the price of a cappuccino—Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a visit to Westminster Abbey, including when to go, how much it costs, and what's worth your time once you're there. With Rick's knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you'll also learn some interesting historical facts about the church along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America's expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Tour: Westminster Abbey, London is a tour guide in your pocket—and on your smartphone. Rick Steves' Tours and Walks are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.

The Funeral Effigies of Westminster Abbey

Author : Anthony Harvey,Richard Mortimer
Publisher : Boydell Press
Page : 246 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 085115879X

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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.

Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey

Author : Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
Publisher : London : J. Murray
Page : 616 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 1896
Category : Electronic
ISBN : PURD:32754000537161

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"The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, popularly known as Westminster Abbey, is a large, mainly Gothic church, in the City of Westminster, London, located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English, later British and later still (and currently) monarchs of the Commonwealth realms. The abbey is a Royal Peculiar and briefly held the status of a cathedral from 1540 to 1550."--Wikipedia.

Westminster Abbey – The Chapel of St Nicholas

Author : Tony Willoughby
Publisher : Paragon Publishing
Page : 46 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2020-06
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781782227540

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Westminster Abbey – The Chapel of St Nicholas by Tony Willoughby Pdf

The Chapel of St Nicholas is the chapel at the east end of the South Ambulatory of the Abbey. It does not feature on the Abbey’s audio guide, but is of interest for several of the individuals buried here. The only family entitled as of right to be buried in the Abbey is the family of the Duke of Northumberland. The entrance to the Northumberland vault is situated in this chapel. The vault holds 30 members of the family including the father of the founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution and the most recent arrival, the widow of the 10th Duke of Northumberland, who died in 2012. Other families well represented here are the Seymours and the Cecils. The first ‘resident’ to arrive was Philippa de Mohun, Duchess of York, who died in 1431.

Westminster Abbey

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 37 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 1965
Category : Electronic
ISBN : OCLC:500476253

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The Royal Wedding

Author : James Wilkinson
Publisher : Scala Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Royal weddings
ISBN : 1857597249

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This stunning book is Westminster Abbey's official publication on this Royal Wedding and is a unique and unrivalled souvenir to the momentous occasion, taking place on the 29th April 2011 in one of the most famous buildings in the world. It showcases photographs of the wedding exclusive to the Abbey, plus a selection of the best press photography; gives an authoritative account of William and Catherine's friendship and subsequent engagement; and includes an overview of other Royal Weddings held at the Abbey The occasion of HRH Prince William's marriage to Catherine Middleton is a Royal Wedding steeped in history. The couple chose Westminster Abbey because of its "staggering beauty, its 1000 years of royal history and its relative intimacy despite its size". In the last 100 years, Westminster Abbey has played host to ten royal weddings, including those of The Duke of York to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (who became George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) and The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, to Lieutenant Phillip Mountbatten. The coronation of every crowned monarch has taken place in the Abbey since it was built by Edward the Confessor on the site of a former monastery in the 11th century - the first that of William the Conqueror in 1066 and the most recent that of William's grandmother Elizabeth II in 1953. AUTHOR: James Wilkinson has been associated with the Abbey since he was a chorister there in the early 1950s; in 1953 he sang at the Queen's coronation. During a career in journalism he was the BBC s science correspondent for twenty-five years. He is now one of the Abbey's Honorary Stewards and the author of many publications about the Abbey. SELLING POINTS: *Westminster Abbey's official book on the Royal Wedding *Over 20 stunning pictures of this momentous occasion *Authoritative account of their seven year friendship and subsequent engagement *Includes a fascinating presentation of other Royal Weddings at the Abbey 38 colour & 4 b/w illustrations

Westminster Abbey Reformed

Author : C.S. Knighton,Richard Mortimer
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 299 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2018-05-08
Category : History
ISBN : 9781351772419

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Title first published in 2003. Westminster Abbey occupies a unique position in the religious and royal landscape of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth. As the scene of coronations and other great public occasions, it has been the continuing focus of the nation's religious life for half the Christian era. Yet the building itself would not have survived the upheavals of the Protestant Reformation had the institution running it not been itself 'reformed' from monastery into collegiate church. These nine studies discuss ways in which Westminster's new corporate structure evolved in the first century of its existence, and look at some of the personalities who played a part in that process. New research, much of it in the Abbey's own rich archive, opens up previously unseen views of this great church's internal affairs, its relationship with the Crown, and its place in its own locality.

The History Of Westminster Abbey

Author : John Fl 1421-1465 Flete,J Armitage (Joseph Armitag Robinson
Publisher : Legare Street Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2022-10-27
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1016868707

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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. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Westminster Abby

Author : Micol Ostow
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 129 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2005-05-05
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781101562789

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Abby has always considered herself to be a little vanilla—sweet,plain, but not very exciting. So when she finds herself flying across the ocean to London, trying to forget her problems with her cheating ex-boyfriend and her overprotective parents, she figures her semester abroad is her chance to become one big hot fudge sundae. And she isn't disappointed. London boasts a plethora of funky pubs and shops, drivers on the wrong side of the street, French fries called chips, and a very charming Brit named Ian. As Abby moves closer to the vision of her wild child self, she realizes that sometimes leaving what you know best actually brings you closer to what you best know—yourself. This S.A.S.S. (Students Across the Seven Seas) novel is one of the first two in our new study abroad fiction series. Teen girls will latch onto these books as they're enmeshed in the lives of characters just like themselves, who are experiencing new cultures, new friendships, and new worlds through study abroad!