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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This famous industrialist established the ironworks at Coalbrookedale in 1709



20 November, 869

Death of St Edmund

A Danish force under Ivar defeated and killed Edmund, king of the East Angles, at Hoxne, Suffolk. Edmund was later sanctified as St Edmund. His death is a frequent theme in medieval wall paintings, where he is represented tied to a stake, while Danish archers shoot at him.

Defeated Robert, Duke of Normandy, at the Battle of Avranches



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