Westminster Abbey Chapter House

18 May

Today the English Heritage £3m restoration project of the Westminster Abbey Chapter House has come to an end. The years work has restored the original Medieval home of politics.

Westminster Abbey can trace its history back to 960-970AD when Edgar the Peaceful (Ēadgār) and St Dunstan (Archbishop of Canterbury) inspired work for the new Abbey. Edward the Confessor continue work turning the Abbey into a stone structure and consecrating it on December 28, 1065 just a week before his death. The cloisters themselves contain work commissioned by Henry III Henry III and has some of the finest 13th and 14th Century tiles and glass work in England.

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