Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Altar Definition

History and Architecture

Altar

The holiest part of a church. In the medieval period the altar was a table or rectangular slab made of stone or marble, often set upon a raised step. After the Reformation the stone altars were replaced by wooden communion tables.

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This conflict between King John and his most powerful nobles resulted in the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215



20 September, 1066

Battle of Fulford near York

Harald Hardrada of Norway and Earl Tostig defeat Northumbrians under the earls Morcar and Edwin

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