Westminster Abbey: A thousand years of national pageantry

Westminster Abbey: A thousand years of national pageantry

by 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.

Product Details

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

Meet the Author

Richard Jenkyns is professor of the classical tradition, University of Oxford, and a fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. His previous books include Dignity and Decadence: Victorian Art and the Classical Inheritance and Virgil's Experience.


Richard Jenkyns is Professor of the Classical Tradition, University of Oxford, a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall and author of a number of books including Dignity and Decadence: Some Classical Aspects of Victorian Art and Architecture and The Victorians and Ancient Greece.

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