A Seat of Authority: The Archbishop's Throne at Canterbury Cathedral

  title={A Seat of Authority: The Archbishop's Throne at Canterbury Cathedral},
  author={Matthew Reeve},
  pages={131 - 142}
At the center of this paper is the archbishop's throne at Christ Church, Canterbury, a monument that has been hitherto neglected in studies of the architecture and furnishings of the early Gothic cathedral. Beginning with a discussion of the archaeological and documentary evidence for the chair, this paper then examines the historical context for its construction. Commissioned by the monastic community in 1201-4, the throne was constructed following the dissolution of the well-known "Hackington… 
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