Medieval London

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  • Collection: Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is located in the town of Westminster (bottom left corner of map) which was a western suburb of London in the middle ages, but is now part of central London.

The funeral procession taking the body of King Edward the Confessor (d. 1066) to Westminster Abbey, as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry. The Latin inscription at the top says: Hic portatur corpus Edwardi regis ad ecclesiam sancti Petri ('here is…

Benedictine monks arrived at Westminster in c. 960, but the building complex seen today dates primarily from the thirteenth century, when King Henry III began rebuilding the abbey church in the new Gothic style of architecture. By 1269 the choir and…
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