Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Pinnacle Definition

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Pinnacle

A slender spire, often highly decorated with crocketting, used as a termination of a parapet or buttress. Some pinnacles were very finely carved, and served as a decorative embellishment to the church exterior. Church towers often have pinnacles at each of the four corners and serve to create a sense of greater height.

Related: Buttress   Spire  




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This Chancellor of England was named Archbishop of Canterbury by Richard II, who then banished him. He returned when Henry IV deposed Richard.



23 May, 1208

Pope Innocent III places England under interdict (no church services)

King John strikes back by seizing all church property, though loyal clergy were allowed to buy their property back

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



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