Friday, February 3, 2012

Photo Friday: Westminster Abbey

This image was taken during my trip to England in 2010.
Westminster Abbey has a long history of worship, coronations, and royal weddings. The present Abbey was built in 1245 by Henry III. Seventeen monarchs are buried here, including Elizabeth I, Mary I, Edward VI, Henry VII, Elizabeth of York, and Anne of Cleves (the only wife of Henry VIII to be buried in the Abbey). Westminster is a "Royal Peculiar" which means it is "a free chapel of the Sovereign, exempt from any ecclesiastical jurisdiction other than that of the Sovereign."

Sources: Westminster Abbey Official Site.
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