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Westminster Abbey, London

  • Also Known As: The Collegiate Church Of St Peter

  • Address: St Margaret St
  • Vicinity: Victoria St
  • Neighborhood of Westminster in London
  • Type: Church
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Westminster Abbey is an English Gothic church in the City of Westminster, London. - AsNotedIn


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The Great Cloisters

Timeline

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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1399/10/13 Henry IV of England Sovereign Henry is crown Henry IV of England at Westminster Abbey in London. It may be the first time since the Norman Conquest that the monarch made an address in English.
1413/04/09 Henry V of England Sovereign During a major snowstorm, Henry is crown Henry V of England at Westminster Abbey in London.
1429/11/05 Henry VI of England Sovereign After hours of ceremony, Henry, dressed in cloth of gold, is anointed King of England with Richard II's crown. The usual crown of Edward the Confessor is judge to be too heavy.
1429/11/05 Richard Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick Life Inside Westminster Abbey, the Earl of Warwick carries Henry up a great scaffolding and places him on a seat in the center.
1668/00/00 John Blow Work In late 1668, John Blow is appointed organist of Westminster Abbey.
1782/00/00 Robert Adam Designer Designed by Robert Adam and funded by George III, a monument to Major John Andre is created by Peter Mathias Van Gelder. The front relief shows George Washington in a tent receiving a petition and Major Andre being led away to execution.
1782/00/00 John Andre In Memoriam Designed by Robert Adam and funded by George III, a monument to Major John Andre is created by Peter Mathias Van Gelder. The front relief shows George Washington in a tent receiving a petition and Major Andre being led away to execution.
1786/02/11 Hugh Percy, 1st Duke of Northumberland Died Hugh Percy dies in 1786. He is buried in the Northumberland Vault at Westminster Abbey.
1792/08/04 John Burgoyne Died John Burgoyne passes away at his home in Mayfair. He is buried in Westminster Abbey, in the North Walk of the Cloisters.
1811/05/14 Richard Cumberland In Memoriam Richard Cumberland is buried in Poets' corner, Westminster Abbey. The service was taken by William Vincent, Dean of Westminster. Cumberland's son, his grandson, the Rev William Bentinck and two nephews, Bentinck and Cumberland Hughes, were chief mourners.
1816/08/00 Richard Brinsley Sheridan In Memoriam Richard B Sheridan is buried in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey. Pallbearers included William Howley, the Bishop of London and the William Russell, 8th Duke of Bedford.
1821/11/28 John Andre In Memoriam At the Duke of York's request, Major Andre's body is moved from Tappan and reburied with a funeral service in front of his monument in Westminster Abbey. Capture of Major Andre
1860/05/22 Charles Barry In Memoriam During a funeral service led by the Dean of Westminster Abbey, Richard Chenevix Trench, Charles Barry, the Architect of the New Palace of Westminster, is laid to rest at Westminster Abbey.
1869/11/12 Curtis M Lampson Mourner George Peabody's executors, Sir Curtis Lampson and Mr C Reed, comply with the public wish for a funeral service performed over his coffin in Westminster Abbey. George Peabody's Funeral
1869/11/12 George Peabody In Memoriam After George Peabody's funeral service ends, the procession forms again and moves to a spot near the western entrance, where a temporary grave had been readied. George Peabody's Funeral
1869/11/12 William Ewart Gladstone Mourner British Prime Minister, William Gladston, and The Lord Mayor of London attend George Peabody's funeral. George Peabody's Funeral
1870/00/00 A mosaic of the Last Supper behind the High Altar is designed by J R Clayton and carried out by Antonio Salviati.
1870/00/00 H H Armistead contributes the figures of Moses, St Peter, St Paul and King David on the High Alter screen designed by George Gilbert Scott.
1870/06/14 Charles Dickens Memorium Charles Dickens is laid to rest in the Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey
1910/05/20 Theodore Roosevelt Mourner King Edward VII cortege passes through the streets of London. Attending the ceremony are Kaiser Wilhelm II, Stephen Pichon, Kings of Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Theodore Roosevelt, representing the United States. Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition
1925/04/24 John Singer Sargent In Memoriam American artist John Singer Sargent is eulogized during a Westminster Abbey Memorial Service.
1928/01/16 Thomas Hardy In Memoriam Thomas Hardy's funeral is at Westminster Abbey. His heart was interred at Stinsford Church and the rest was cremated and placed in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey.
1936/01/18 Rudyard Kipling Died Rudyard Kipling dies at Middlesex Hospital, London, his ashes were placed in Poets' Corner.
1937/04/12 George VI of England King Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England. Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth
1937/04/12 Harold Gustav Dick Guest Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England. Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth
1953/06/02 Winston Churchill Guest, UK Prime Minister Elizabeth Alexandra Mary is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Union of South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
1953/06/02 Elizabeth II of England Sovereign Elizabeth Alexandra Mary is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Union of South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
1954/10/00 Woman's Journal (British magazine) Publisher Christie's "Sanctuary" finds a space in The Woman's Journal. Auctioned to support the restoration of Westminster Abbey, the Woman's Journal says that their winning bid was "a considerable sum". Sanctuary (short story)
1954/10/00 Agatha Christie Benefactor Agatha Christie's short story "Murder at the Vicarage" is auctioned as "Sanctuary" to raise money for the Westminster Abbey Restoration Appeal. Sanctuary (short story)

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Church Of St Margaret, Westminster
The College Garden, Abbey Precinct Wall
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Particulars for Westminster Abbey, London:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Sight Category Building
Building Type Church
Royal Attribute Coronation
Era Medieval Europe
Historic Use Monastery
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property
Royal Attribute Royal

Data
English National Heritage List: 1291494


Creative Works »

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Westminster Abbey (literary sketch) Written sketch Washington Irving

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