Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches

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A style of arch used primarily in Britain during the 14th century.The ogee is characterised by a four-centred design; two centres outside the arch and two inside, producing a sinuous, compound curve, part convex and part concave. In practice this produces a vaguely Oriental arch, narrowing to a point at the top.

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This 1st century British ruler was the model for Shakespeare's Cymbeline

23 March, 1743

First English performance of Handel's Messiah

During the performance at Covent Garden, George II started the tradition of standing for the 'Hallelujah Chorus'

This king defeated Henry Hotspur at the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403

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