Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - Westminster Abbey, from the North

Westminster Abbey, from the North - photograph


It is impossible to get a view of the whole length of Westminster Abbey without including St. Margaret's Church, which, however is itself of considerable interest from its associations with Parliament, and as having been founded by Edward the Confessor. But all secondary claims are forgotten beside the noble Abbey, where all our monarchs since Harold have been crowned, and where so many other historic scenes have been enacted. It was founded in did, restored by the Confessor, and later by various English kings. Fourteen kings and as many queens are buried within its walls and here also rest crowds of great men whose names are household words wherever the English tongue is spoken. The Abbey is 375 feet in length, and measures 200 feet across the transepts.