Westminster Abbey: A thousand years of national pageantry

Westminster Abbey: A thousand years of national pageantry

by Professor Richard Jenkyns
     
 

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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

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9781847650825
Publisher:
Profile Books Limited
Publication date:
03/31/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

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