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On this day May, 1220 Henry III of England laid the foundation stone of a new Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey, thus beginning a new abbey church which was completed in 1245 Wow how elaborate! Beautiful Architecture, Beautiful Buildings, Les Religions, Cathedral Church, England And Scotland, Westminster Abbey, Place Of Worship, British History, Kirchen

Architecture | Westminster Abbey

The present Abbey building dates mainly from the reign of Henry III. In 1245 he pulled down the eastern part of the 11th century Abbey.

London, England: Tomb of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, Westminster Abbey, circa 1910 Elizabeth Of York, Queen Elizabeth, King Henry, Henry Viii, Tudor History, British History, Medieval, Tudor Dynasty, Tudor Era

In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London

In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London

Diagram of the locations of some Tudor (and related) graves in the Henry VII chapel at Westminster Abbey. Adapted from Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, Diagram adapted by Lara E. Tudor History, European History, British History, World History, Family History, Asian History, King Henry, Henry Viii, Tudor Monarchs

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Diagram of the locations of some Tudor (and related) graves in the Henry VII chapel at Westminster Abbey. Adapted from Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, 1889. Diagram adapted by Lara E. Eakins

From the Country Life Archive: Lawrence E. Tanner, Keeper of the Muniments and Library of Westminster Abbey, writes on the magnificent Collegiate Church of St. Peter at Westminster. Originally published in the Country Life Coronation Number, June London Architecture, Church Architecture, London England, Oxford England, Cornwall England, Yorkshire England, Yorkshire Dales, Westminster Abbey London, Louis Xii

The Queen's Coronation: The Coronation Church by Lawrence E. Tanner - Country Life

From the Country Life Archive: Lawrence E. Tanner, Keeper of the Muniments and Library of Westminster Abbey, writes on the magnificent Collegiate Church of St. Peter at Westminster. Originally published in the Country Life Coronation Number, June 1953.

Reputedly Britain's oldest door, located within Westminster Abbey and put in place by Edward the Confessor. It has been dated to the so when it was first walked through the Norman Conquest hadn't yet happened. Courtesy of British Medieval History. European History, British History, Tudor History, Asian History, London History, Local History, Ancient History, Porches, English Heritage

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Royal Coffins at Westminster Abbey Charles II Mary II William III Prince George of Denmark Queen Anne Titanic History, Uk History, London History, British History, Catherine Of Braganza, House Of Stuart, Royal Photography, Nature Photography, Scotland History

Charles II | Westminster Abbey

Charles' coronation took place on 23rd April 1661. He was buried in the Abbey on 14th February 1685 in a vault in Henry VII's chapel.

Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey meant walking on history -- Charles Dickens and Rudyard Kipling's graves in this photo. Six Feet Under, Famous Graves, London Museums, Dream Book, If Rudyard Kipling, Poetic Justice, Westminster Abbey, British History, British Isles

Poets’ Corner | Westminster Abbey

Poets’ Corner Westminster Abbey is a place of pilgrimage for literature lovers. More than 100 poets and writers are buried or have memorials here.

Perpendicular style fan vaulting, Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, by Rick Ward Architecture Unique, Cathedral Architecture, Synagogue Architecture, Ancient Architecture, Cathedral Church, Westminster Abbey, Place Of Worship, Beautiful Buildings, Kirchen

Ceiling, Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey

This is a fine example of highly decorated fan vaulting in the Perpendicular style.

Tomb of Henry Carey, Baron Hunsdon. (The tallest monument in the Abbey at 36 feet high. Mary Boleyn, Anne Boleyn, My Family History, Cemetery Art, Queen Of England, Tudor History, Effigy, Westminster Abbey, Genealogy Chart

Henry Carey, Lord Hunsdon & Family | Westminster Abbey

The monument to Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon (died 1596) is the tallest in Westminster Abbey, at thirty-six feet high. Various members of his family are buried in the Carey vault.

At the east end of the Abbey, a dazzling display of Perpendicular Gothic carving of the highest quality. The radiating chapels inside are expressed outside by bow windows, between which are octagonal turrets topped by ogee domes. Sacred Architecture, Beautiful Architecture, Beautiful Buildings, Flying Buttress, Portland Stone, Elephant And Castle, Westminster Abbey, Romanesque, Heritage Site

Henry VII's Chapel, Westminster Abbey © Stephen Richards cc-by-sa/2.0

At the east end of the Abbey, a dazzling display of Perpendicular Gothic carving of the highest quality. The radiating chapels inside are expressed outside by bow windows, between which are octagonal turrets topped by ogee domes... more

Tomb of Geoffrey Chaucer in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey, London, England. Chaucer Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer, High Middle Ages, Grave Markers, Effigy, Westminster Abbey, British Isles, Old Pictures, Ancestry

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Tomb of Henry VII and Queen Elizabeth of York. Parents of King Henry VIII and grandparents of Queen Elizabeth 1 in Westminster Abbey. Tudor History, European History, British History, Asian History, Elizabeth Of York, Queen Elizabeth, Dinastia Tudor, Tudor Dynasty, King Henry Viii

Henry VII and Elizabeth of York | Westminster Abbey

Henry VII’s coronation took place in October 1485. He and his wife Elizabeth were the first monarchs to be buried in the Abbey’s Lady Chapel.