Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches

History and Architecture

Angel Roof

An angel roof is a rather generic term applied to medieval and later timber roofs decorated with large, projecting figures of carved wooden angels. Such figures are often colourfully painted, and carved with very fine detail. Angel roofs can be found almost anywhere in Britain, but are most common in East Anglia.

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The first Hanoverian monarch of England, he spoke no English and relinquished political control to a Prime Minister, Robert Walpole

22 March, 1322

Earl of Lancaster executed by Edward II

The earl had been largely responsible for killing Edward's favourite, Piers Gaveston.

She was proclaimed queen on 9 July, 1553

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