St George's Chapel, Windsor, in the Fourteenth Century (Hardback)Nigel Saul (editor)
Hardback 260 Pages / Published: 19/05/2005
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St George's Chapel, Windsor, is one of the most famous ecclesiastical foundations in Britain. Established in 1348, its origins are closely bound up with those of the Order of the Garter, which was founded by Edward III at the same time. The collection of essays in this volume sets Windsor in its context, at the forefront of the political and cultural developments of mid-fourteenth-century England. They examine the early history of the Chapel, its ties with Edward III's chivalric ambitions, the community of canons who served it, and its place in the institutional development of the English Church. Major themes are the role of the Chapel in the early history of the Order and its influence on other collegiate foundations of the late middle ages; and much attention is devoted to the mighty building campaign at the Castle started by Edward III which made Windsor the grandest royal residence of its day.
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 721 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 22 mm
A volume to be warmly recommended too those with an interest in the art, architecture and culture of the fourteenth-century. ECCLESIOLOGY TODAY Eleven fascinating and highly informative papers. CATHOLIC HISTORICAL REVIEW A solid work of scholarship, providing a new understanding of the role of Edward III and his building campaign in the growth of England as a nation toward the end of the medieval period. THE JOURNAL OF BRITISH STUDIES A very good collection. ARTHURIANA Will long remain an indispensable account of the origins of the Perpendicular style in England. CHURCH TIMES A collection of studies sharing a golden glow, whose contributors have made sure that the volume as a whole uses the College's story to open wide perspectives on English political, social, religious and aesthetic culture in the century following its foundation. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW
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