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Westminster Abbey

Author: Richard Jenkyns
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005.
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"Westminster Abbey is both an appreciation of an architectural masterpiece and an exploration of the building's shifting meanings. We hear the voices of those who have described its forms, moods, and ceremonies, from Shakespeare and Voltaire to Dickens and Henry James, we see how rulers have made use of it, from medieval kings to modern prime ministers. In a highly original book, classicist and cultural historian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Jenkyns
ISBN: 0674017161 9780674017160 9780674061972 0674061977
OCLC Number: 56526513
Notes: Originally published: London : Profile Books, 2004.
Description: 215 pages : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm.
Contents: The medieval church --
Henry VII's chapel --
Renaissance and reformation --
Death's Palace --
From Baroque to Victorian --
The abbey imagined --
The Church in the city --
The nation's shrine --
The site of ceremony --
The abbey now.
Responsibility: Richard Jenkyns.
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Westminster Abbey is the complex church in existence. National cathedral, coronation church, royal mausoleum, burial place of poets, former home of parliament, backdrop to the funeral of Diana,  Read more...

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