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.
from the Litlyngton Missal of 1383, this beautiful piece of artwork depicts
Edward the Confessor who in 1065 was the founder of Westminster Abbey.
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.
from a different angle. It is sad that this shrine is not open to visitors.
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.