Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Arcade Definition

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Arcade

A row of arches supported on columns or piers, either free-standing or set against a wall. An arcade could be used anywhere, but usually refers to the range of arches that separate the nave from side aisles. An arcade could also refer to a decorative element that was made to resemble an actual arcade, with decorative arches upon a pilaster strip. This type of decorative arcade is often used in Romanesque architecture and is generally callled a 'blind arcade'.

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The 'Auld Alliance' was between which two countries?



24 May, 1450

Jack Cade's rebellion begins

Cade, an Irish soldier, led men from Kent, Surrey, Sussex,, and Middlesex against Henry VI

This king was the son of Stephen, Count of Blois and Chartres



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