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 monastery on the banks of the River Tyne was the home of scholar and author The Venerable Bede



19 May, 1536

Anne Boleyn beheaded

Queen Anne was executed on Tower Green, saving her the spectacle of a more public execution.

This queen's reign saw the union of England and Scotland in 1707



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