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The Lantern Tower of Westminster Abbey, 1060-2010 : Reconstructing its History and Architecture.

Author: Warwick Rodwell
Publisher: Havertown : Oxbow Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Westminster Abbey is one of the most important and well-known medieval buildings in Europe but, despite being studied by generations of scholars, there is still much to learn about its history and architecture. The lantern over the centre of the church is a case in point. Edward the Confessor built a great tower here, which is depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry. When Henry III was rebuilding the Abbey in the 1250s, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Warwick Rodwell
ISBN: 9781842177617 1842177613
OCLC Number: 841909231
Description: 1 online resource (113 pages)
Contents: Foreword (The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster) 1. Westminster Abbey: the Crossing 2. Edward the Confessor's Crossing Tower and Lantern 3. Henry III's Unfinished Crossing Tower 4. The Late Medieval Stone and Timber Lantern 5. The Disappearance of the Medieval Lantern 6. Sir Christopher Wren's Ambitious Tower and Spire 7. Begun, but still Incomplete: Nicholas Hawksmoor's Crossing Tower and Spire 8. James Wyatt and the Fire of 1803 9. Sir George Gilbert Scott and `some ameliorations in the Lantern' 10. The Early Twentieth Century, World War II, and the Aftermath 11. New Surveys of the Crossing and Lantern, 2009-10 12. Summary and Conclusions (Richard Gem) Conclusions

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Westminster Abbey is one of the most important and well-known medieval buildings in Europe but, despite being studied by generations of scholars, there is still much to learn about its history and  Read more...

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