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 profligate poet and preacher rose to become dean of St Paul's Cathedral



01 December, 1135

Henry I dies after eating lampreys against doctor's orders

Henry's nephew Stephen rushes to England and is proclaimed king, even though Henry had named his daughter Matilda as his heir

This monarch put down the 1715 Jacobite Rising of James Stewart, The Old Pretender



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