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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Mary, Queen of Scots was moved here following the failure of the Babington Plot to free her from captivity in 1586



20 September, 1066

Battle of Fulford near York

Harald Hardrada of Norway and Earl Tostig defeat Northumbrians under the earls Morcar and Edwin

This king was the first of his family to be buried at Fontevrault Abbey



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