Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches

History and Architecture


The curved portion of a column where it joins the capital (at the top) and the base (at the bottom). At the top of the column shaft the apophyge curves out to meet the astragal, and at the bottom of the shaft it curves out to a filet just above the column base. The most obvious place to find an apophyge would be on the columns separating nave and aisles.

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Canute and his Danes defeated British forces under Edmund Ironside on 18 October, 1016

18 March, 978

Murder of King Edward

The young King Edward, who had only been on the throne for 3 years, was murdered at Corfe Castle, Dorset, probably with the connivance of his step-mother. Edward, later canonized, was succeeded by his half-brother Ethelred, known to history by the unfortunate soubriquet, Ethelred the Unready

Her reign saw the growth of the British Empire to its largest extent

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