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1 Westminster Abbey Marie Mašínová

2 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.

3 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.

4 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 King Edward‘s Chair Replicas of coronation regalia

5 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.

6 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.

7 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.

8 Online sources: Wikipedia [online] [cit ]. Dostupné z WWW: <>. Města světa [online] [cit ]. Dostupné z WWW: <>. WESTMINSTER ABBEY Founded 960 [online] [cit ]. Dostupné z WWW: <>. Mníšek pod Brdy [online] [cit ]. Dostupné z WWW: <>. TIM BOUCHER [online] [cit ]. Dostupné z WWW: < jpg>. Wikipedia [online] [cit ]. Dostupné z WWW: <>.

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