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 Saxon leader resisted the Norman invasion from a base in the fens near present-day Ely



08 April, 1141

Matilda, daughter of Henry I, named Queen

Matilda's struggle for the throne of England with her cousin Stephen plunged the countryy into civil war

This queen was married at 11 to the Holy Roman Emperor, Henry V



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