Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 35/52)

[picture: 928.---Betchworth Castle.]

928.—Betchworth Castle.

[...] Not many months after, the earl’s brother, thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury, banished in the same cause, set the crown of Richard on Bolingbroke’s head. Of course the Arundels found favour with the new king. We find the earl’s second son, John Fitzalan, had leave from him to [...]i.e. to crenellate, or fortify it]: the present old mansion stands on the castle site. (p. 254) [more...] [$]

[picture: 929.---North West View of Salisbury Cathedral.]

929.—North West View of Salisbury Cathedral.

The bishopric of Salisbury was created by the union of the sets of Wilton and Sherbourne, which was done by order of Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury, in 1075. [...] The ceremony of laying the foundation was a gorgeous one. The young king, and all the principal nobility and clergy of the realm, were invited, and everything that could add dignity or [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 931.---Chapter House, Salisbury.]

931.—Chapter House, Salisbury.

The chapter-house is 58 feet in diameter, internally, and 52 feet high to the vaulting. (p. 258) [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 933.---Early English Foliage Bracket.]

933.—Early English Foliage Bracket.

A wood-engraving showing a stone bracket, a mediaeval [US: medieval; in this book mediƦval] carving with grapes and leaves and two birds. [$]

[picture: 934.---Gable Crosses.]

934.—Gable Crosses.

Crosses from the gables at the ends of the roof of Salisbury Cathedral. [more...] [$]

[picture: 1023.---Howden Church]

1023.—Howden Church

The perfect Romantic Ruin, an abbey that was once a place of worship and a seat of power, and has now fallen so low that cattle graze where there was once a High Altar. [more...] [$]

[picture: 1023.---Howden Church (detail for use as computer desktop background image)]

1023.—Howden Church (detail for use as computer desktop background image)

A detail taken from the engraving of Howden Church, sized so that it makes a good screen background, or desktop wallpaper; cows graze in the ruins of a mediƦval monastery. [more...] [$]

[picture: 1026.---Tomb of the Boy Bishop, Salisbury]

1026.—Tomb of the Boy Bishop, Salisbury

“But there is one monument of quite a unique character—to a chorister, or boy-bishop. (Fig. 1026.) It was discovered in the prelacy of Bishop Duppa, under the seats near the pulpit, and is now placed in the nave. The Rev. J. Gregorie, a prebend of Salisbury at the time, wrote a dissertation on the subject of boy-bishops, from which it appears that [...] [more...] [$]

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