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Exeter Cathedral

 

 

 

 

 

Link to Exeter Cathedral Web Site

 

Photos of the misericords of Exeter (including a lady Sagittarius)

 

 

 

 

The Old English Cathedrals

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The death of Archbishop Saint Thomas Becket (1118 - 29/12/1170 (52))

 

At the west end of the nave there is a roof boss dating from the 1300s which depicts the murder of Thomas Becket.  Whilst the two tonne boss would have originally been painted, it is doubtful that it ever looked anything like it did after this restoration in the latter 1900s - what were they thinking?

 

 

Link to other images of the Thomas Becket Story and Martyrdom

 

Limoges Reliquary Ch‚sses for Bits of Becket

 

Canterbury Cathedral

 

There are also said to be one or more good green men images amongst the roof bosses, though if they have been similarly painted one wonders what they now look like!

 

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