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.

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21 October, 1559

Mary of Guise deposed as Regent of Scotland

Mary, mother of Mary, Queen of Scots, was ousted by the Lords of the Congregation for letting the French fortify Leith

This queen was buried in three places; her entrails at Lincoln Cathedral, her heart at Blackfriars in London, and her body at Westminster Abbey



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