Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Bell Tower Definition

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Bell Tower

A tower either attached to a church or free-standing as a distinct structure. The latter is uncommon in Britain, though quite common in continental Europe. Some notable free-standing bell towers include that at Pembridge, Herefordshire, and Wilton Italianate Church, Wiltshire.

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This headmaster of Rugby School popularized 'muscular Christianity', combining sports and learning with a heavy religious focus



18 October, 1529

Cardinal Wolsey falls from power

Henry blames Wolsey for failing to get papal blessing for annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Wolsey tries to placate Henry by giving him York Place (Whitehall palace)

One of this king's numerous mistresses was Nell Gwynn, a flower seller at Covent Garden



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