Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Archivolt Definition

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Archivolt

Concentric bands of moulding on a classical arch. These are often most profuse on Romanesque churches, or on later large church doorways.

Related: Arch   Romanesque  




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She was Queen Consort of Scotland (1589-1619) and England (1601-1619)



23 May, 1208

Pope Innocent III places England under interdict (no church services)

King John strikes back by seizing all church property, though loyal clergy were allowed to buy their property back

This king married Elizabeth of York, uniting the houses of York and Lancaster, and ending the Wars of the Roses



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