Saturday, January 14, 2012

York Minster, a Gothic cathedral in York, England

Around the year 1080 Thomas of Bayeux became Archbishop and started building a cathedral that in time grew into the Minster we have today. This vast Norman church was completed around the 1100. In 1215 Walter Gray became archbishop and he was to serve the cathedral for 40 years. It was Walter who started to transform the Norman Church in to the Minster we have today. The Minster that we know today had taken about 250 years to build.

One of seven Christmas stamps (2011)


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