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Encyclopedia > Bradford Cathedral
The east end of the cathedral
The east end of the cathedral
The interior
The interior
The Altar
The Altar

Bradford Cathedral (Grid reference SE166333) is situated in the heart of Bradford town centre in Yorkshire, England, on a site used for Christian worship since 8th century. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 192 KB)My photo of Bradford cathedral File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 192 KB)My photo of Bradford cathedral File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 622 KB)My photo of the interior of bradford cathedral Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 622 KB)My photo of the interior of bradford cathedral Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (960x1280, 610 KB)my photo of the interior of bradford cathedral Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (960x1280, 610 KB)my photo of the interior of bradford cathedral Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Bradford is the major settlement in the City of Bradford Metropolitan District, in the county of West Yorkshire in the north of England. ... The White Yorkshire rose. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked...


The first church on the site was built in Anglo Saxon times and fell into ruin during the Norman Invasion in 1066. The Norman Lady of the manor Alice de Laci built a second church that 300 years later would be destroyed by raiding Scots. The Anglo-Saxons refers collectively to the groups of Germanic tribes who achieved dominance in southern Britain from the mid-5th century, forming the basis for the modern English nation. ... Bayeux Tapestry depicting events leading to the Battle of Hastings The Norman Conquest was the conquest of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy), in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman control of England. ... Events January 6 - Harold II is crowned September 20 - Battle of Fulford September 25 - Battle of Stamford Bridge September 29 - William of Normandy lands in England at Pevensey. ...


The third and present church was built during the reign of Henry VI and survived many threats including that from the reformation, the siege of Bradford during the English Civil War and problems during the Industrial Revolution. Henry VI (December 6, 1421 – May 21/22, 1471) was King of England from 1422 to 1461 (though with a Regent until 1437) and then from 1470 to 1471. ... The term English Civil War (or Wars) refers to the series of armed conflicts and political machinations which took place between Parliamentarians and Royalists from 1642 until 1651. ... A Watt steam engine in Madrid. ...


It became a cathedral in 1919 when the Diocese of Bradford was created. 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A diocese in the Church of England Province of York covering the extreme west of Yorkshire. ...


It was extended in the 1950s and 60’s by Sir Edward Maufe. The East End of the Cathedral (shown in the photo) is Maufe's work, but he reused the Morris and Co. glass from the old east window. Maufe also extended the West of the Cathedral on either side of the Perpendicular tower. The 1950s were a decade that spanned the years 1951 through 1960. ... Sir Edward Brantwood Maufe was an English architect born 12th December 1883 in Ilkley. ... A Morris & Co. ... Winchester Cathedral The Perpendicular Gothic period (or simply Perpendicular) is the third historical division of English Gothic architecture, and is so-called because it is characterised by an emphasis on vertical lines; it is also known as the Rectilinear style, or Late Gothic. ...


The interior of the cathedral is unusual due to its portrait style windows including at the west end a window showing the women of the Bible. The many wall monuments include a sculpture by John Flaxman. The Gutenberg Bible owned by the United States Library of Congress The Bible (Hebrew: תנ״ך tanakh, Greek: η Βίβλος hē biblos) (sometimes The Holy Bible, The Book, Work of God, The Word, The Good Book or Scripture), from Greek (τα) βίβλια, (ta) biblia, (the) books, is the name used by Jews and Christians for their... John Flaxman (July 6, 1755 - December 7, 1826), was an English sculptor and draughtsman. ...


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Bradford Cathedral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (259 words)
Bradford Cathedral (Grid reference SE166333) is situated in the heart of Bradford town centre in Yorkshire, England, on a site used for Christian worship since 8th century.
The third and present church was built during the reign of Henry VI and survived many threats including that from the reformation, the siege of Bradford during the English Civil War and problems during the Industrial Revolution.
The interior of the cathedral is unusual due to its portrait style windows including at the west end a window showing the women of the Bible.
Bradford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2898 words)
Bradford is the major settlement in the City of Bradford Metropolitan District, in the county of West Yorkshire in the north of England.
Bradford was one of the contenders for 2008 European Capital Of Culture, eventually losing to the city of Liverpool.
Bradford's tram system was begun by Bradford Corporation in 1882: at first the vehicles were horse-drawn, but they were replaced by steam-driven trams in 1883, and by electric ones in 1898.
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