Cathedral Cities of England

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("Doomsday Book.")

IN the early history of the majority, if not of all of these cathedrals, it is interesting to note the many points of resemblance. It will be observed that most of them had their inception in the seventh century. A most convenient way also of remembering, if actual dates be forgotten, is that the commencement of the same century heralded the arrival of St. Augustine and his forty monks at Canterbury, and the re-establishment of Christianity in England. Whatever previous efforts had been attempted to christianise the natives (prior to this century) pale into insignificance after the landing of this great missionary from Rome. The subsequent important events are invariably five; namely, the devastations of the Danes in the ninth century, the erections of castles to overawe the inhabitants with the ecclesiastical foundations, still extant, after the dreaded millennium had passed, from the Conquest; the dis-

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Illustrations viii
  • Introductory 3
  • Characteristics 11
  • Durham 37
  • Líchfíeld 58
  • Oxford 65
  • Peterborough 80
  • St. Albans - St. Albanus. ("Doomsday Book.") 91
  • Wells 102
  • Chíchester - ("Doomsday Book.") 129
  • Chester - Cestre. ("Doomsday Book.") 139
  • Rochester 162
  • Ely 183
  • Lincoln - Lincolia. ("Doomsday Book.") 235
  • Salísbury - Salisberie. ("Doomsday Book.") 270
  • Norwich - Norwic ("Doomsday Book.") 315
  • London St. Paul's. Si Quaeris Monumentum, Circumspice. 337
  • Dork - Eboracum. ("Doomsday Book.") 371
  • Winchester 397
  • Westminster 414
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