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 monastery on the banks of the River Tyne was the home of scholar and author The Venerable Bede



13 April, 1640

Opening of the Short Parliament

Parliament refused to grant Charles I new taxes, and attacked policies of Stratford and Archbishop Laud

This monarch dissolved all the monasteries in his realm as part of a split from the Catholic church in Rome



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