British church history and architecture explained through photos and illustrations
Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches
History and Architecture
BY DAVID ROSS, EDITOR
An alternative spelling for choir, the place where services are sung. Choirs are commonly in the chancel, at the east end of the church, generally separated from the nave by the chancel arch and possibly a screen.
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Sir Winston Churchill was born at what stately home?
His father was Lord Randolph Churchill, his grandfather the 7th Duke of Marlborough
The house was given by Queen Anne to his ancestor, John Churchill, for his military success at the Battle of Blenheim
This Day in British History
26 October, 899
Death of Alfred the Great
King Alfred the Great dies, and is succeeded by his son Edward, known to history as Edward the Elder.