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'I hope to see London once ere I die' - Henry IV Part 2
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Westminster Abbey Aug 16
Can we suggest you contact our Library. Not all our images are on our website and our librarians may be able to help you:
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Westminster Abbey Aug 16
Join us on Sunday for a Sung Eucharist in St Margaret’s Church at 11:00am and enjoy music from Howells, Bairstow and Dupré as part of our worship. Preacher: Please do stay for conversation and refreshments afterwards, if you have time. More:
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Westminster Abbey Aug 15
Happy birthday to HRH The Princess Royal, born in 1950. Our bells will ring to mark the occasion following tonight's 5:00pm Sung Eucharist.
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Westminster Abbey Aug 15
Replying to @wabbey
And if you'd like to find out more about Victoria and her coronation in the Abbey, there are just a few places still remaining at our free Queen Victoria summer holiday events for families on 22nd August. For more details and to book your place:
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Westminster Abbey Aug 15
Replying to @AilsaBurrows
You can pick up your copy of the trail, featuring original illustrations by , at the Abbey ticket desks or at and take it with you on a self-guided walk, keeping an eye out for some royal highlights along the way
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Westminster Abbey Aug 15
This summer, we're celebrating 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria with a new trail for children and families which traces the route between Victoria's home at Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, the church where she was crowned
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Westminster Abbey Aug 14
Tomorrow we will celebrate the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary with Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel at 8.00am, and Sung Eucharist in the Abbey at 5.00pm. Everyone is welcome to join us and tickets aren't required. Find out more:
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Westminster Abbey Aug 14
Earlier we posted a tweet about a horse on the monument to Elizabeth, Duchess of Northumberland, but forgot to include a photo of it. Well, here it is. Nice, isn't it?
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Westminster Abbey Aug 14
This wall painting of a wild ass (left) and a tame ass (right) can be seen in our Chapter House. This and other paintings in the Chapter House date from the 13th and 14th Centuries.
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Westminster Abbey Aug 14
This bull's head sits at the feet of the recumbent effigy of Ludovic Stuart, Duke of Richmond and Lennox, buried in our Lady Chapel.
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Westminster Abbey Aug 14
Here's a timeless farmyard scene: a fox stalking a cock, as depicted in this 13th Century tile which can be found in our Chapter House. 🐔
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Westminster Abbey Aug 14
Boars might not be a 'go-to' farmyard animal, but there are around 100 boar farms in the UK. This wooden boar sits at the feet of Edmund Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham's funeral effigy, on display in the .
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Westminster Abbey Aug 14
Starting 225ft - or 69 meters - above the ground, these abseilers are carrying out work on our West Towers. They're spending two weeks assessing the stonework and removing debris. The iconic West Towers were designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor and completed in 1745.
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Westminster Abbey Aug 13
Sir Isaac Newton is depicted in this statue in the Abbey pointing to a scroll, with a diagram on it from his 'converging' series. Newton was which is why it's his left hand pointing to the scroll.
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Westminster Abbey Aug 13
Replying to @wabbey
Below Christ and the angels are seated figures of the Apostles and under them are figures in procession which represent such professions as music, painting, sculpture, law, history and engineering, together with the royal builders of the Abbey. [THREAD 2/2]
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Westminster Abbey Aug 13
Tympana, semi-circular decorations over entrances, are a common site on many churches. Our tympanum shows Christ in Majesty, in the centre, blessing the Church and the World surrounded by angels. [THREAD 1/2]
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Westminster Abbey Aug 12
On here's an Asian elephant you can see on our monument to 18th Century military commander Lt. General Sir Eyre Coote. Asian elepgants have smaller, rounder ears than African elephants. And this one must be male as only male Asian elephants can grow tusks.
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Westminster Abbey Aug 12
Our summer band concerts continue on Wednesday, with the Band of the Surrey Yeomanry giving a free performance in College Garden. Join us for some lunchtime music from 12.30 - 2.00pm. Entry is via the Cloisters, and all are welcome.
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Westminster Abbey Aug 12
Replying to @lapalf
Hello Laura, can you please email us at visitor.experience@westminster-abbey.org giving full details of the tickets you booked and what happened.
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