An itinerary of the English cathedrals for the use of travellers, Volume 12

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G. Bell, 1905 - Cathedrals - 91 pages

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Page 59 - Salisbury one or two styles of architecture are represented ; at Canterbury two or three ; at Chichester every single style is to be seen without a break from the Eleventh to the Sixteenth Century. It is an epitome of English architectural history for five hundred years. Early Norman, late Norman, late Transitional, early Lancet, late Lancet, early Geometrical, late Geometrical, Curvilinear, Perpendicular and Tudor work all appear in the structure side by side. We have many other heterogeneous and...
Page 56 - ... as its more perishable materials permitted ; together with in many cases the real arms in which he had fought. Over the tomb of Edward the Black Prince, in Canterbury Cathedral, there still hang his shield and surcoat, embossed and embroidered with the arms of France and England, with his gauntlets and the scabbard of his sword. The sword itself is said to have been taken away by Cromwell. Of the genuineness of these remains, we believe, no doubt is entertained. In England, the Earl Marshal,...
Page 70 - Shepton-Mallet," says the historian Freeman, "looks down on a group of buildings without a rival either in o'ur own island or beyond the seas." 'The group comprises church, deanery, school, palace, vicar's close, gateways, and houses for arch-deacon, precentor, organist, and architect.
Page 91 - Oswald, and is as large as the choir, and almost as large as the nave.
Page 3 - California. Gunpowder. The precise era of the invention and application of G. is doubtful but it was clearly known before the middle of the fourteenth century, and, before the end of the same, the use of artillery was familiar to the states of Germany, Italy, Spain, France, and England. G. is said to have been discovered by Berthold Schwartz of Brunswick c. AD 1320, although Roger Bacon mentions its composition in a work published, 1216. Gunpowder Plot. Originated by Robert Catesby...
Page 76 - Malmesbury and Prior Philip of Oxford, both of whom unfortunately lived long after the events which they narrate. I. In the east walls of the north choir-aisle and the Lady chapel three small rude arches have recently been found, and outside, in the gardens, the foundations of the walls of three apses. Hence it has been concluded that we have here the eastern termination of Frideswide's eighth-century church.
Page 64 - William Longespée, Earl of Salisbury, son of Henry II. and Fair Rosamond, stands under the easternmost bay on the south side of the nave, and is worthy of notice.
Page 2 - For convenience of classification, the architecture of the Middle Ages in England has been divided into four styles or periods.

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