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Good Morning Everyone,

I am continuing with my theme of Lincoln Cathedral.

In my previous posts, I showed how the cathedral was visible from most parts of the city and this is the reason why, the twin towers are remarkably tall.

The origins of Lincoln Cathedral trace back almost a thousand years, to the era of William the Conqueror.

William conquered England in 1066 and in order to consolidate his power, he built a series of castles, including the one at Lincoln.

One of Williams supporters was a Benedictine monk called Remegius. As a reward for his loyalty, William made Remegius the first Norman Bishop of Dorchester but with the aim of unifying Norman power further in the north, it was decided to transfer the centre of ecclesiastical power from Dorchester to Lincoln.

This was the beginning of Lincoln Cathedral.

Over the next hundred years, Lincoln Cathedral experienced a series of unfortunate mishaps; a fire in 1124 which caused extensive damage, followed by an earthquake in 1185 which destroyed all but the West Front and the twin towers of the cathedral.

In the 14th century, the central tower and the two western towers were raised in height; wooden spires were added, making Lincoln Cathedral the tallest building in the world for over 200 years!

It is a huge building, virtually impossible to capture fully from ground level so most photographs show a section of the cathedral.

I will add two workshops to further extend your impressions of the building.

Have a lovely week and thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9109 W: 362 N: 21080] (83058)
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