The Fabric Rolls of York Minster

The Fabric Rolls of York Minster : With an Appendix of Illustrative Documents (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Fabric Rolls of York Minster: With an Appendix of Illustrative Documents Professor Willis is of opinion that this basilica is not the Minster, but some other church, either in York or in the diocese. From this opinion, however, I must be permitted to dissent. If the monasterium destroyed was actually the Minster, as I believe it to be, it is hardly conceivable that its restoration should be unrecorded, or that the Arch bishop should erect a splendid edifice while his Cathedral was in ruins. Again, there is no church beyond the walls of the City of York which can possibly be identified with the basilica described by Alcuin, and within the City itself, which was then small, it is scarcely possible that there should exist at that early period, and at the same time, a Cathedral Church and a gorgeous basilica in which there were no less than thirty altars. But there is a statement on the table of the benefactors to the Minster which goes far to prove that these two buildings were identical Albert is there placed among the five founders or builders of the Cathedral; would his name stand there if the basilica which he undoubtedly erected were not the Minster, but some other church, either in York or elsewhere in the diocese? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 438 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23mm | 581g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243278713
  • 9780243278718