Salisbury Cathedral: effigy of William Longespee, Earl of Salisbury, in the south transept
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/CAT/827 (ES5266)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Tombs ; Cathedrals ; Decorative stonework ; Sculpture ; RIBA Journal ; Magazines and Periodicals ; Arcades|
NOTES: The cathedral was built between 1220 and 1258. The chapter house was built between 1263 and1284. The tower and the spire were completed by c.1330. William Longspee (c.1173-1226) was the illegitimate son of Henry II and notable for having brought the Magna Carta to Salisbury. He was the first person known to be buried in the cathedral.
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