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Tour of the website - and how to use it. Page 1

Each location has a ground plan of the building with links to the windows that contain old glass. The top of the screen represents the east end. For example at POITIERS CATHEDRAL clicking on 2 will take you to the window with the Story of St Peter and St Paul (and the next page in this tour).

(n.b. the other links have been disabled in this demonstration)

example - Poitiers Cathedral

(n.b. all of the layouts in this website are orientated east up.)

         

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C12 The Crucifixion and Resurrection

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C12 The Martyrdom of St Laurence 

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C12 The Story of St Peter and St Paul

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C13 The Stories of Isaac (L), Lot (R-upper) and Abraham (R-lower)  

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C13 The Childhood of Christ (L); The Passion (R) 

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C16 C16 saints

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C13 The Story of Joseph 

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C13 Parable of Dives & Lazarus; Job (L); Parable of Prodigal Son (R) 

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C13 Exodus: Aaron & Crossing the Red Sea (L); Burning Bush et al.

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C13 St Peter & the keys and ? (L);  New Testament scenes

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C13 Joshua (L); The Promised Land (R) 

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C13 Moses & Exodus (L); Balaam (R) 

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C14 Grisaille

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The earliest glass in the east wall dates from the second half of the twelfth century - c. 1165-70. The famous central Crucifixion window is in a good state of repair despite the bombardments by the Hugenots in 1562 (or 1569?) and extensive restoration in the nineteenth century.

All of the narrative windows unusually read from the top downwards.

(c) Copyright Painton Cowen 2008