Luis Valentine Cathedrals of England May, 23, 2013 IN the dictionary, cathedrals are defined as another name or place of worship for Christians, Catholics, and etc. I’m about to take your imagination to some of the homeland of some of the oldest and beautiful cathedrals on Earth. I’m going to introduce you to London, the capital city of England, and the United Kingdom. Before we start our trip, let me tell you the variety of cathedrals we’ll see. There are over 50 cathedrals in England, and over 100 in the United Kingdom.
Yet, they’re not the same o I’ll take you through the tour very detailed. Our first stop will be London. There we will go to SST. Pall’s Cathedral. SST. Palls Cathedral was founded in 604 AD and has been damaged several times thought history. It is the seat of the Bishop, and named after Paul the Apostle. Many historical people have been buried in this cathedral such as Sir Winston Churchill, the Duke of Wellington, and Sir William Alexander Smith. The cathedral is also a great tourist zone in London. SST. Pall’s cathedral has dominated the London skyline for 300 years.
Thousands of people arrive in London to have a time of peace and pray in their lives. There is also an enormous inventory of pipes (10,266) for organs. SST. Pall’s Cathedral has been damaged several times before. The only one we may remember was probably during The Blitz. During the Battle of London, London was under German bombardment for several days. An ionic photo taken was the dome of SST. Pall’s cathedral peaking through the devastating smoke, smog, and ash that contaminated the air. The next cathedral we’ll read about will be in Exeter.
The Cathedral of Saint Peter in Exeter was founded around 1050. It has an unusual decor which has an extensive vault. Alt is a Norman, and Gothic church and has buried many Bishops of Exeter. The Salisbury Cathedral is one of the most beautiful cathedrals on Earth. It is also one of the tallest cathedrals also. Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the leading examples of Early English Architecture. The cathedral has the tallest spire in all of England in a height of mm/fat. The cathedral is host to the worlds longest living clock.
The clock has worked from ADDED to present. One of the best looking copies of the original Magna Cart is held inside Salisbury Cathedral. The clock inside Salisbury is the oldest working clock in presence today. The clock has no face because it used to chime the hours in the past. It was used until 1884 where it was put in storage and forgotten. Since 1929, the clock has been worked on for repair and restoration. We enter the heart of British religion. The Canterbury Cathedral or also the Cathedral and Metropolitan Church of Christ at Canterbury.
The cathedral hosts the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Church of Britain, who is a worldwide leader of Anglican Communion. Founded in 597, the cathedral went under extensive work during 1070 to 1077. The eastern end of the cathedral was enlarged in sass’s and rebuilt because of a fire in 1074. It was later significantly extended to fulfill the need of space during the arrival of pilgrims. The tower used to have a tall spire similar to the Salisbury spire but it was later demolished. This cathedral is used for the wedding of the Princess of Wales.
The Liverpool Cathedral or the Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool is the second longest cathedral on Earth. It measures 620 feet and competes with incomplete Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York. 220 Ft above the floor level of the cathedral is the worlds largest and heaviest bells. The firm of Powell and Sons designed the stained glass put in the original Liverpool Cathedral. During the German bombardment of WI, much of the glass was either destroyed or severely damaged. Yet those were originals, the cathedral was able to find similar glass.
I will now take to maybe the most extravagant cathedral in the entire world. It was once a modern marvel, a human feat named the tallest building to exist. The Lincoln Cathedral is one of the most history-rich cathedral on Earth still in existence to visit. It holds one of the 4 original Magna Cart’s. There are far more cathedrals in England, but will would need days to read about all of them. The cathedrals that you’ve read so far are some of the most beautiful, and richest cathedrals that are still in use and existence.