Architecture of Cathredals in England. Two bays of choir, interior, Peterborough Cathedral, Norman Style.

Bays of Choir

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Two bays of choir, interior, Peterborough Cathedral, Norman Style.

"Canterbury Cathedral, which was a key place during the contest with King John. In the quarrel with John of England the issue was not a matter of personal morality, but of Church authority. There was a dispute about the election to the Archbishopric of Canterbury, the most important church office in England. The monks of Canterbury chose one candidate and the king another, and then both parties appealed to the pope. Innocent rejected both candidates and proposed one of his own, Stephen Langton, a man in every way suitable for the office. John refused to submit, and the pope used against him the same means that had been employed to coerce Philip Augustus. He laid England under an interdict, and, though its effect was not so immediate as in France, it finally brought John to terms. Not only was John obliged to accept the pope's candidate, but he went so far as to surrender the kingdom of England to the pope and receive it back as the pope's vassal, paying in token of vassalage a sum of money each year."—Colby, 1899

Canterbury Cathedral

"Canterbury Cathedral, which was a key place during the contest with King John. In the quarrel with…

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Central Tower in the Norwich Cathedral, Norman Style.

Central Tower

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Central Tower in the Norwich Cathedral, Norman Style.

Architecture of Cathredals in England. A clustered pier at the Worcester Cathedral, Early English style.

Clustered Pier

Architecture of Cathredals in England. A clustered pier at the Worcester Cathedral, Early English style.

Architecture of Cathredals in England. A clustered pier at the Exeter Cathedral, Early English style.

Clustered Pier

Architecture of Cathredals in England. A clustered pier at the Exeter Cathedral, Early English style.

This prayer desk is used for private prayer. It is more prevalent in European churches.

Prayer Desk

This prayer desk is used for private prayer. It is more prevalent in European churches.

The font is used in baptism rituals in Christian churches. This font is sculpted in stone, and elaborately decorated with a canopy that rises when the ceremony is performed.

Font

The font is used in baptism rituals in Christian churches. This font is sculpted in stone, and elaborately…

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Lancet-windows at the Chester Cathedral, Early English style.

Lancet Windows

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Lancet-windows at the Chester Cathedral, Early English style.

Architecture of Cathredals in England. One bay of the "Angel Choir," interior, Lincoln Cathedral, Decorated Style.

One Bay

Architecture of Cathredals in England. One bay of the "Angel Choir," interior, Lincoln Cathedral, Decorated…

Site of First Church and Governor Bradford's House at Plymouth.

Plymouth

Site of First Church and Governor Bradford's House at Plymouth.

First Church in Salem, when in 1631, Church and State were made one, and the goverment a theocracy.

Salem Church

First Church in Salem, when in 1631, Church and State were made one, and the goverment a theocracy.

This 12th century stoup is used to hold holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

12th Century Stoup

This 12th century stoup is used to hold holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

This 16th century stoup is used to hold holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

16th Century Stoup

This 16th century stoup is used to hold holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

This 17th century stoup is used to hold holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

17th Century Stoup

This 17th century stoup is used to hold holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

This 17th century stoup is made out of silver. It is used to store holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

17th Century Stoup

This 17th century stoup is made out of silver. It is used to store holy water found in Roman Catholic…

This church stoup is used to store holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

Church Stoup

This church stoup is used to store holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

This modern stoup is used to store holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

Modern Stoup

This modern stoup is used to store holy water. It is found in Roman Catholic churches.

This Romanesque stoup is used to hold holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

Romanesque Stoup

This Romanesque stoup is used to hold holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

This Romanesque stoup is used to hold holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

Romanesque Stoup

This Romanesque stoup is used to hold holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

This Romanesque stoup is used to hold holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

Romanesque Stoup

This Romanesque stoup is used to hold holy water found in Roman Catholic churches.

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Geometrical tracery at Ripon Cathedral.

Tracery

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Geometrical tracery at Ripon Cathedral.

Architecture of Cathredals in England. French flamboyant tracery at Rouen Cathedral.

Tracery

Architecture of Cathredals in England. French flamboyant tracery at Rouen Cathedral.

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Flowing tracery at Wells Cathedral, Decorated Style.

Tracery

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Flowing tracery at Wells Cathedral, Decorated Style.

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Two bays of Nave, interior at Winchester Cathedral, Perpendicular Style.

Two Bays

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Two bays of Nave, interior at Winchester Cathedral, Perpendicular…

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Perpendicular window, West Front at Norwich Cathedral, inserted in a Norman wall.

Window

Architecture of Cathredals in England. Perpendicular window, West Front at Norwich Cathedral, inserted…