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Treasures of Westminster Abbey
Treasures of Westminster Abbey
Treasures of Westminster Abbey
Treasures of Westminster Abbey
Treasures of Westminster Abbey
Treasures of Westminster Abbey
Treasures of Westminster Abbey
Treasures of Westminster Abbey

Treasures of Westminster Abbey

By (author) Tony Trowles

$24.95

  • New edition of this exploration of one of Brtiain's greatest buildings
  • A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated survey of Westminster Abbey's art treasures
Full Description

Westminster Abbey has a history stretching back over a thousand years. Founded as a Benedictine monastery in the mid-tenth century, it is the coronation church where monarchs have been crowned amid great splendour since 1066. The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is a treasure house of architectural and artistic achievement on which each succeeding century has left its mark. The medieval and Renaissance tombs within the Abbey, though among the most important in Europe, form only a small part of the extraordinary collection of gravestones, memorials and monumental sculpture for which it has long been famous. Ranging from the thirteenth-century shrine of St Edward and the Renaissance splendour of Henry VII’s Lady Chapel, to the literary memorials of Poets’ Corner and the statues of twentieth-century martyrs on the Abbey’s west front, this book describes the stained glass, furniture, sculpture, textiles, wallpaintings and many other historic artefacts found within this remarkable church. Contents: Introduction; Edward the Confessor’s Chapel; Sacrarium and High Altar; Quire and Crossing; North Transept and Ambulatory; South Ambulatory and Transept; Nave; Lady Chapel; Cloisters; Abbey Precincts.

About the Author

Tony Trowles is head of the Abbey Collection and librarian at Westminster Abbey, and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He has worked on several previous guidebooks to the Abbey and is the compiler of A Bibliography of Westminster Abbey (2005),a reference guide to publications about the Abbey church and its history.

Specifications
Publisher
Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
ISBN
9781857596496
Published
11th May 2020
Binding
Hardback
Territory
USA & Canada
Size
9.45 in x 11.02 in
Pages
176 Pages
Illustrations
180 color
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