The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln

The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln

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The Cathedral is one of the most prominent buildings in Lincoln’s cityscape, majestically seated atop the hill of Lincoln it can be seen from great distances of up to 25 miles. Lincoln Cathedral is a cathedral located in Lincoln in England and seat of the Bishop of Lincoln in the Church of England. The Cathedral dates from 1072 when William the Conqueror instructed that the bishopric of this, then the largest diocese in England, be moved from Dorchester, near Oxford, to Lincoln. The first Norman Bishop of Lincoln, Remigius, had previously been a Benedictine monk and a loyal supporter of William at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. This cathedral had three spires, the tallest of which was the tallest in the world overtaking the record held by the Great Pyramid of Giza. At 160m tall its height was not bested until the construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The spire collapsed in 1549 in a hurricane. Views of Lincoln Cathedral today are possible from 25 miles away. When it had a spire it was visible from Nottinghams tallest church on a clear day, almost 40 miles distant. Every Christmas Lincoln Cathedral is the center of the world’s second largest Christmas Market. Over quarter of a million people attend making it twice as large as the Glastonbury Festival.

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