Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches

History and Architecture


A projection, usuallly from a wall, that supports a statue, shelf, arch, or cornice. Brackets could be highly decorative, but they fulfilled an eminently practical function of supporting weight. The term is sometimes used interchangeably with corbel.

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Free entry to National Trust properties throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, plus discounted admission to National Trust for Scotand properties.

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This fleet was sent by Philip of Spain in an attempt to invade England

22 March, 1322

Earl of Lancaster executed by Edward II

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

The protoypical 'wicked uncle', this king was popularly blamed for murdering Edward V

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