The Lantern Tower of Westminster Abbey, 1060-2010
Reconstructing Its History and ArchitectureeBook - 2010
Westminster Abbey is one of the most important and well-known medieval buildings in Europe but, despite being studied by generations of scholars, there is still much to learn about its history and architecture. The lantern over the centre of the church is a case in point. Edward the Confessor built a great tower here, which is depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry. When Henry III was rebuilding the Abbey in the 1250s, a new tower was begun which was to have dominated the Westminster skyline, but it was never finished and 150 years later an octagonal lantern like that at Ely Cathedral was built on th.
Publisher: Havertown : Oxbow Books, 2010
Characteristics: 1 online resource (113 pages)