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.

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Canute and his Danes defeated British forces under Edmund Ironside on 18 October, 1016



19 January, 1442

Duchess of Gloucester convicted of attempting to kill Henry VI by sorcery

The duchess (Eleanor Cobham) is divorced from the duke and imprisoned for life

This child king came to throne at the age of 12, but probably died in the Tower of London two years later



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