Notes on the Cathedrals Volume 1

Notes on the Cathedrals Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...their material good he obtained their confidence and secured their conversion. The peninsula of Selsea--the 'Seals' Island was granted to him by King /Edilwich, and there a monastery was built, and the see established, Wilfred himself becoming the first bishop. And here Oswald, the sainted king of Northumbria was specially reverenced. Wilfred became counsellor to Caedwalla, the conqueror of his first patron Aulilwich; 'he laboured abundantly' in the conversion of the people of the Isle of Wight and the South, and after the death of Ecgfried of Northumbria returned to the Yorkshire diocese. The last Saxon bishop, Ethelric, was deprived, and for some unknown reason imprisoned at Marlborough, Stigand a chaplain of the Conqueror succeeding. Some distinguished names are on the roll of the Bishops of Chichester, among them Richard Poore, afterwards the builder of Salisbury Cathedral, Reginald Pecock, the most remarkable churchman of his time, and the famous Lancelot Andrewes; but perhaps the most interesting name is that of Richard de la Wych, the sainted Bishop of Chichester, and the patron of the city. He was an Oxford man, of which University he subsequently became Chancellor. He was a splendid worker in his diocese, a strenuous supporter of Becket, preached the Crusade, and lived so exemplary a life that he was canonized by Pope Urban IV. The translation of St. Richard's relics took place in 1276 in the presence of King Edward I and his Court. The architectural study of the Cathedral is of considerable value, embracing as it does examples of all the great building periods, some of them of exceptional merit. Fire and the Puritans wrought some damage. When the city was taken in 1642 the Parliamentary army under Sir William Waller occupied the...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236767713
  • 9781236767714