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William the Conqueror stood in this church when it was consecrated 940 years ago.
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Cathedrals and the church by
Call Number: 270.3 LEV
Publication Date: 2004
Reference: Levy, P 2004, Cathedrals and the church, Franklyn Watts, London.
The Noman conquest by
Call Number: 941.02 CHR
Publication Date: 1996
Reference: Chrisp, P 1996, The Norman conquest, Wayland, East Sussex.
Medieval World by
Call Number: 909.07 BIN
Publication Date: 2004-12-01
Reference: Bingham, J 1999, Medieval world, Usborne, London.
The parish church was the center of every town. It was generally the largest building in town and had stained glass windows and statues that told stories from the Bible to the villagers who, for the most part, could not read. This building and the religion it stood for were involved in every aspect of the lives of the people.
Birth of the monastic borough 11th and 12th centuries
In 1124, the king granted to the abbey all of the resources associated with the fair, including droit de justice, taxes, stall rental, and so on. This period of economic expansion coincided with significant construction activity. Between 1135 and 1144, abbot Suger extended the abbey-church to the west with a few façade (or west front) and to the east by the addition of a choir with radiating chapels.
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