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Spring 2024


Nestled in the heart of London, rising from the bank of the Thames, is the lovely and austere Westminster Abbey. A quintessential example of Gothic architecture and the bearer of much historical significance, Westminster Abbey holds mortality and much collective memory within its walls. In this paper, the Abbey’s unusual history of construction is briefly explored, and the beloved tradition of Poet’s Corner is traced back to its origins in the medieval era.

Course: ENG 412, Medieval Literature (Dr. Aaron Housholder)

Price-Lydia-ENG412-2-paper.pdf (111 kB)
Paper on the symbolism of Westminster Abbey


Westminster Abbey, London, Gothic architecture, Poet’s Corner, Chaucer