Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Angel Roof Definition

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Angel Roof

An angel roof is a rather generic term applied to medieval and later timber roofs decorated with large, projecting figures of carved wooden angels. Such figures are often colourfully painted, and carved with very fine detail. Angel roofs can be found almost anywhere in Britain, but are most common in East Anglia.




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This Saxon leader resisted the Norman invasion from a base in the fens near present-day Ely



28 November, 1290

Queen Eleanor dies at Harby, Northamptonshire

Edward I erects memorial crosses (Eleanor Crosses) at each stopping place of the queen's procession to London

He was killed by his stepmother to put his half-brother on the throne



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