Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Canopy Definition

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Canopy

A projecting covering or hood, usually above a statue, altar, or tomb. The most elaborate canopies are often seen over tomb openings or rcesses, or decorating statue niches.

Related: Altar  




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This cleric and scholar served as tutor to the young Princess Elizabeth, later Elizabeth I



27 May, 1199

John I crowned at Westminster Abbey

John had already been anointed Duke of Normandy after the death of his brother, Richard I

This king married Matilda, daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland



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