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Westminster Abbey. Marie Mašínová. In generall …. a large world-famous Gothic church the most rulers were crowned there in the heart of London - next to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament It is said, that it is the ever most expensive build of Middle Ages.

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westminster abbey

Westminster Abbey

Marie Mašínová

in generall
In generall …
  • a large world-famous Gothic church
  • the most rulers were crowned there
  • in the heart of London - next to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
  • It is said, that it is the ever most expensive build of Middle Ages.
  • It took place there many funeral rites of famous people.
history
History
  • 7th century- a cloister of St. Peter on the Thorn Island
  • About 1050 was it made to abbey by Edward the Confessor.
  • Until the 19th century, Westminster was the third seat of learning in England, after Oxford and Cambridge.
personalities
Personalities
  • King Harold, William the Conqueror, Edward III, Henry VII, Elizabeth I, Charles II, William III, Mary II, Queen Anne etc.

Scientists: Charles Darwin (evolution theory), Ernest Rutherford (radioactivity)

Writers: Rudyard Kipling (The Jungle book), Charles Dickens (The Adventures of Oliver Twist ), Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice ), the Brontë sisters (Jane Eyre ) Remains of them are saved in a part of church named Poets' corner.

Sphere of economy and philosophy: John Milton

Royal family: Lady Diana

lady diana spencer 29 july 1981 28 august 1996
Lady Diana Spencer(29 July 1981 – 28 August 1996)
  • Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales.
  • She attended to charity, especialy to Red Cross.
  • She died in car crash in France. Diana's funeral took place in Westminster Abbey on 6 September 1997.
the da vinci code
The Da Vinci Code
  • Author: Dan Brown
  • Writen: 2003
  • It critized this book because of practical mistakes.
  • Filming of interiors was forbidden. Filmmakers had to use shots from other London churches.
choir and choir school
Choir and choir school
  • The Choir of Westminster Abbey is renowned worldwide as one of the finest choirs of its type.
  • 30 boys and 12 professional adult singer
  • The Abbey's is now the only choir school in the country dedicated to the education of choristers.
online sources
Online sources:
  • Wikipedia [online]. 2010 [cit. 2010-02-24]. Dostupné z WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Abbey>.
  • Města světa [online]. 2010 [cit. 2010-02-24]. Dostupné z WWW: <http://www.mestasveta.cz/londyn/pamatky/westminster-abbey>.
  • WESTMINSTER ABBEY Founded 960 [online]. 2010 [cit. 2010-02-24]. Dostupné z WWW: <http://www.westminster-abbey.org/music>.
  • Mníšek pod Brdy [online]. 2010 [cit. 2010-02-24]. Dostupné z WWW: <old.mnisek.cz/soubory/sml1.jpg>.
  • TIM BOUCHER [online]. 2010 [cit. 2010-02-24]. Dostupné z WWW: <www.timboucher.com/.../princess-diana-14913.jpg>.
  • Wikipedia [online]. 2010 [cit. 2010-02-24]. Dostupné z WWW: <http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Diana>.