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Westminster Abbey

Author : David Cannadine
Publisher : Studies in British Art
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 54,8 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

Author : Richard Jenkyns
Publisher : Profile Books
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 53,9 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.

Westminster Abbey

Author : Thomas Maurice
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 250 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 1813
Category : Westminster Abbey
ISBN : PRNC:32101064919358

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Rick Steves Tour: Westminster Abbey, London

Author : Rick Steves,Gene Openshaw
Publisher : Rick Steves
Page : 23 pages
File Size : 49,9 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.

Treasures of Westminster Abbey

Author : Tony Trowles
Publisher : Scala Arts Publishers Incorporated
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 44,8 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.

Murder at Westminster Abbey

Author : Amanda Carmack
Publisher : Elizabethan Mysteries
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2014
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 162899259X

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Murder at Westminster Abbey by Amanda Carmack Pdf

"As England celebrates the coronation of Queen Elizabeth I, her friend and personal musician Kate Haywood must discover who is murdering redheads who resemble the new queen"--

The Funeral Effigies of Westminster Abbey

Author : Anthony Harvey,Richard Mortimer
Publisher : Boydell Press
Page : 246 pages
File Size : 52,6 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.

The Cosmatesque Mosaics of Westminster Abbey

Author : Warwick Rodwell,David S. Neal
Publisher : Oxbow Books
Page : 560 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2019-11-30
Category : History
ISBN : 9781789252354

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The Cosmatesque Mosaics of Westminster Abbey by Warwick Rodwell,David S. Neal Pdf

Westminster Abbey contains the only surviving medieval Cosmatesque mosaics outside Italy. They comprise: the ‘Great Pavement’ in the sanctuary; the pavement around the shrine of Edward the Confessor; the saint’s tomb and shrine; Henry III’s tomb; the tomb of a royal child, and some other pieces. Surprisingly, the mosaics have never before received detailed recording and analysis, either individually or as an assemblage. The proposed publication, in two volumes, will present a holistic study of this outstanding group of monuments in their historical architectural and archaeological context. The shrine of St Edward is a remarkable survival, having been dismantled at the Dissolution and re-erected (incorrectly) in 1557 under Queen Mary. Large areas of missing mosaic were replaced with plaster on to which mosaic designs were carefully painted. This 16th-century fictive mosaic is unique in Britain. Conservation of the sanctuary pavement was accompanied by full archaeological recording with every piece of mosaic decoration drawn and colored by David Neal, phase plans have been prepared, and stone-by-stone examination undertaken, petrologically identifying and recording the locations of all the materials present. It has revealed that both the pavements and tombs include a range of exotic stone types. The Cosmati study has shed fresh light on every aspect of the unique series of monuments in Westminster Abbey; this work will fill a major lacuna in our knowledge of 13th-century English art of the first rank, and will command international interest.

Westminster Abbey – The Chapel of St Nicholas

Author : Tony Willoughby
Publisher : Paragon Publishing
Page : 46 pages
File Size : 52,8 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.

Living and Dying in England 1100-1540 : The Monastic Experience

Author : Barbara Harvey
Publisher : Clarendon Press
Page : 314 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 1993-09-02
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780191591730

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Living and Dying in England 1100-1540 : The Monastic Experience by Barbara Harvey Pdf

This fascinating account of daily life in Westminster Abbey, one of medieval England's most important monastic communities is also a broad exploration of some major themes in the social history of the Middle Ages, by one of its most distinguished historians. - ;This is an authoritative account of daily life in Westminster Abbey, one of medieval England's greatest monastic communities. It is also a wide-ranging exploration of some major themes in the social history of the Middle Ages and early sixteenth century, by one of its most distinguished historians. Barbara Harvey exploits the exceptionally rich archives of the Benedictine foundation of Westminster to the full, offering numerous vivid insights into the lives of the Westminster monks, their dependants, and their benefactors. She examines the charitable practices of the monks, their food and drink, their illnesses and their deaths, the number and conditions of employment of their servants, and their controversial practice of granting corrodies (pensions made up in large measure of benefits in kind). All these topics Miss Harvey considers in the context both of religious institutions in general, and of the secular world. Full of colour and interest, Living and Dying in England is an original and highly readable contribution to medieval history, and that of the early sixteenth century. - ;By one of the greatest authorities on the subject -

Kingdom, Power and Glory

Author : John Field
Publisher : Third Millennium Information
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 49,7 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.

Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, Etc

Author : British Museum. Department of Printed Books. King's Library
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 446 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 1829
Category : Drawing
ISBN : CHI:102228003

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Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, Etc by British Museum. Department of Printed Books. King's Library Pdf