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Westminter Abbey
 
Westminster Abbey. William was crowned here following his victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Almost every monarch since then has been crowned in Westminster. By the same token, a good proportion of them have been laid to rest here as well. The four parts of the crowning ceremony and its origin are explained in another section.

 

Confessor
 
Taken from the Litlyngton Missal of 1383, this beautiful piece of artwork depicts Edward the Confessor who in 1065 was the founder of Westminster Abbey.

 

Tomb1
 
This is the magnificent tomb of Edward the Confessor, who died on the 6th January 1066. It is located in Westminster abbey, which was consecrated a few days before his death. Edward was probably the most pious of all the Saxon kings. As the originator of this abbey, it is only fair that he should be given a burial place of honour.

 

Tomb2
 
A view from a different angle. It is sad that this shrine is not open to visitors.

 

Abbey
 
The area known as the Quire. The inside of this building must be familiar to most people in the world for events of a happy and sad nature that have been televised over the past few decades.

 
 

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