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Looks strangely familiar

Looks strangely familiar, but . . . this painting, c.1735, by Pietro Fabris, is a north view of Westminster Abbey, showing a version of Nicholas Hawksmoor’s scheme 4 for com­pleting the western and crossing towers, from the Westminster Abbey Library Collection. From The Lantern Tower of Westminster Abbey 1060-2010 by Warwick Rodwell, the Abbey’s consultant archaeologist (Oxbow Books, £15 (Church Times Bookshop £13.50); 978-1-84217-9796). It gives in scholarly detail, with many illustrations, the historical background to the Dean and Chapter’s hopes of replacing the “stumpy little tower at the cross”, as the Dean describes it in his foreword (News, 3 July 2009), and will be used to inform any decision that is taken

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Keeping the Bard cool

Keeping the Bard cool

One of our greatest Shakespearean actors, Judi Dench, took time out from the 400th-anniversary celebrations to talk to Sarah Meyrick  Subscribe to read more

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Use what power you have to help the poor

Christians can take a lead to promote practical action for those suffering in the housing crisis, says Phil Hemsley  Subscribe to read more

Mon 2 May 16 @ 12:10
Protestant Churches are nearer to RCs than Anglicans are, argues Alexander Faludy https://t.co/T48xhKdlal

Mon 2 May 16 @ 9:05
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