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Old 03-29-2011, 08:51 PM
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This article has some neat information about the abbey

The Secrets of Westminster Abbey

I like the bit about the different tombs. Martin Luther King is actually a statue above the doors she will enter, among the 20th century martyrs. Or there is only a memorial to Churchill because he refused to be buried there, said no one walks over him. Or while Elizabeth I's tomb is tired and worn, Mary Queen of Scott's is opulent and she looks angelic. It likely has to do with James I, Elizabeth's successor, being Mary's son. I guess if you don't want your tomb to look bad, you shouldn't behead your successor's mother. A lot of great people, even Darwin and Newton, are buried there. I went on a tour, its incredible being in that church.
Martin Luther King? Huh?
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:25 PM
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Martin Luther King? Huh?
That's what the article says, I though it was weird too, maybe the author means Martin Luther-? Or is it actually MLK? Anyone been to the Abbey know? I went years ago but don't remember ......
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:33 PM
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If was unveiled in 2008

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Old 03-29-2011, 10:16 PM
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Interesting. Not sure why MLK would be immortalized at West Minster Abbey.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:18 PM
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Interesting. Not sure why MLK would be immortalized at West Minster Abbey.

He was a man of deep religious faith who fought for freedom - a perfect candidate.

Look at it this way - if he had been British he would probably have been buried there.
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He was a man of deep religious faith who fought for freedom - a perfect candidate.
my thoughts exactly ! I was also surprise by this , but what a pleasant one.
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Has this been posted? I want some for collectors item! :)
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Westminster Abbey 20th Century martyrs on Western facade

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Interesting. Not sure why MLK would be immortalized at West Minster Abbey.
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After the restoration of the western towers of the Abbey had been completed in 1995 it was decided to fill the ten gothic niches above the west doorway with statues. The lower part of the towers are 15th century and the tops of the towers were completed in 1745. The niches had never had statues although it was obviously intended that they should. Instead of traditional figures or saints it was thought that martyrs of the 20th century should be remembered. The ten representative statues are intended to represent all those who have died in circumstances of oppression and persecution and are drawn from every continent and many Christian denominations: Kolbe from Poland, Manche Masemola from South Africa, Janani Luwum from Uganda, Grand Duchess Elizabeth of Russia, Martin Luther King jr. from the USA, Oscar Romero from El Salvador, Dietrich Bonhoeffer from Germany, Esther John from Pakistan, Lucian Tapiedi from Papua New Guinea and Wang Zhiming from China. The Archbishop of Canterbury unveiled the statues in the presence of HM The Queen. Four sculptors carried out the statues which are carved from French Richemont limestone. Photos of the statues can be purchased from Westminster Abbey Library."

Martin Luther King Jr - Westminster Abbey
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He was a man of deep religious faith who fought for freedom - a perfect candidate.

Look at it this way - if he had been British he would probably have been buried there.
I realize what he stood for, I am just surprised an American citizen is immortalized in Westminster Abbey.
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After the restoration of the western towers of the Abbey had been completed in 1995 it was decided to fill the ten gothic niches above the west doorway with statues. The lower part of the towers are 15th century and the tops of the towers were completed in 1745. The niches had never had statues although it was obviously intended that they should. Instead of traditional figures or saints it was thought that martyrs of the 20th century should be remembered. The ten representative statues are intended to represent all those who have died in circumstances of oppression and persecution and are drawn from every continent and many Christian denominations: Kolbe from Poland, Manche Masemola from South Africa, Janani Luwum from Uganda, Grand Duchess Elizabeth of Russia, Martin Luther King jr. from the USA, Oscar Romero from El Salvador, Dietrich Bonhoeffer from Germany, Esther John from Pakistan, Lucian Tapiedi from Papua New Guinea and Wang Zhiming from China. The Archbishop of Canterbury unveiled the statues in the presence of HM The Queen. Four sculptors carried out the statues which are carved from French Richemont limestone. Photos of the statues can be purchased from Westminster Abbey Library."

Martin Luther King Jr - Westminster Abbey
Now I see. Thank you for posting this!
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Hello Video of Carol Wooton of Garrard's about wedding jewellry

This is interesting: more about what Kate should wear and about tiaras and hair for a modern bride:

British jewellery expert speaks about Kate Middleton's wedding day finery - hellomagazine.com
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Royal wedding: a hen do to end all hen dos - Telegraph

Royal wedding: has Kate Middleton killed the hen party?

With a bit of luck, Kate Middleton's low-key pre-wedding girls' night in will be the hen do to end all hen dos
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Royal wedding travel guide: how to get there - Telegraph

Royal wedding travel guide: how to get there

Planning travel into and around London can sometimes require military-style strategy and the Royal Wedding day will be no exception. We look at how best to tackle your trip on April 29.
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The brouhaha over the upcoming nuptials comes across as a cheap attempt to re-sell the royal family during cheap political elections.
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The brouhaha over the upcoming nuptials comes across as a cheap attempt to re-sell the royal family during cheap political elections.
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