Talk:Alexander of Lincoln

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GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Alexander of Lincoln/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Pyrotec (talk) 10:41, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Starting review. Pyrotec (talk) 10:41, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Overall summary[edit]

GA review – see WP:WIAGA for criteria

A interesting, well-referenced article.

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    C. No original research:
  3. Is it broad in its coverage?
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  5. Is it stable?
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  6. Does it contain images to illustrate the topic?
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    B. Images are provided where possible and appropriate, with suitable captions:
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A well-written article that was easy to review. Congratulations on the qulity of the article, I'm awarding GA-status. Pyrotec (talk) 16:15, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Lead image[edit]

The current lead image
A more detailed better coloured alternative?

I realise it's not of prime importance to the article, but the current lead image is a bit... washed out. A quick look through flickr showed some interesting alternatives; I've only uploaded one to commons (on the right) but there are more images both on commons and flickr. Nev1 (talk) 23:12, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

Christina of Markyate[edit]

What does it mean that Alexander consecrated her as a hermit? Also I see that neither the articles Christina of Markyate or Markyate Priory mention Alexander. Dudley Miles 18:42, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

In that time, if someone took vows to be a hermit, sometimes they'd have the local bishop do a ceremony to mark the taking of the vows. As to why the other two articles don't mention it, it's because I'm not working on either of those articles. Someone is of course welcome to take the information from here (along with the source!) and put it in those articles. Ealdgyth - Talk 18:55, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. I did not realise that the word consecrate could be used in that wider sense. Dudley Miles 20:02, 30 June 2011 (UTC)