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  1. Castles & Cathedrals of Medieval England Bigelow Faculty Grant Summer 2008

  2. Day 1 The largest and oldest occupied castle in the world Windsor Castle

  3. Founded by William the Conqueror, Windsor Castle has been home to British royalty for over 900 years and is one of the greatest surviving medieval castles.

  4. Our Cottage Rental

  5. Day 2 Salisbury Cathedral

  6. One of the four surviving original versions of the Magna Carta

  7. Winchester Cathedral

  8. Day 3 The Early Music Shop Salts Mill, Saltaire

  9. The largest source of historical instruments worldwide Lutes, Psaltery Harps, & Tabors

  10. The Jorvik Viking Center From 1976 to 1981 excavations in Coppergate uncovered Jorvik, the 9th century Viking settlement that preceded York.

  11. York Minster is Europe’s largest Medieval Cathedral

  12. The Great West Window from 1338

  13. Day 4 Warwick Castle

  14. .....was first fortified in Saxon times, but the first real castle was constructed in 1068 soon after the Norman Conquest.

  15. Day 5 Lincoln Cathedral was built on the orders of William the Conqueror in 1072

  16. The Palace of the Medieval Bishops of Lincoln was one of the most impressive buildings of the Middle Ages.

  17. The bishops were great princes of the Church and the palace reflected their power and influence.

  18. The York Waits performing at The Third International Festival of Town Pipers in Lincoln(3 shawms and 1 sackbut)

  19. Lincoln’s copy of the Magna Carta is on display at the castle where public executions used to draw crowds up to 20,000 people.

  20. Canterbury Cathedral Day 6 & 7

  21. After the martyrdom of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170, the cathedral became the center of one of the most important medieval pilgrimages in Europe, immortalized by Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales

  22. Canterbury Tales Museum

  23. Greyfrair’s MonasteryThe first Franciscan monastery in England, founded in 1267

  24. Day 8 Dover Castle“One of the most famous fortresses in north-west Europe”

  25. .............from the time of the Norman Conquest…….

  26. …….to the Second World War and beyond.

  27. … to be continued.