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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This profligate poet and preacher rose to become dean of St Paul's Cathedral



19 July, 1545

Mary Rose sinks off Portsmouth

The Mary Rose was Henry VIII's pride and joy, and the ship sank while Henry watched from the shore.

The third son of George III, he ruled after his elder brother died in 1830



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