Talk:Reims Cathedral

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In the following paragraph, the measurement of currency is pounds. :) Since the Révolution Française establised the franc well before 1875, why is it not used? The pounds measurement might be better used (in conjunction with modern dollars and euros) as a contemporary equivalent.

"In 1875 the French National Assembly voted £80,000 for repairs of the façade and balustrades. The façade is the finest portion of the building, and one of the great masterpieces of the Middle Ages."

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Kbolino (talkcontribs) 05:00, 27 May 2005

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one article was rated and this bot brought all the other ratings up to at least that level. BetacommandBot 07:37, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Labyrinth rationale[edit]

It is probably excessive to link the labyrinth directly to the architects, as it clearly served a liturgical function in the Late mediaeval, discussed extensively by Yale's Professor of the History of Music Craig Wright, in his The Maze and The Warrior. A considerable number existed, and some important ones survive, such as the Westminster Abbey Cosmati Pavement. The symbolism implied is part of the later Freemasonic identification of the hypothetical roots of their creed, which remain unproven: until such claims are documented by hard evidence, I would suggest a looser phrasing be sought on NPOV grounds. Indeed, it is probably more defensible on the basis of purely historical evidence that the anagogic nature described by Craig Wright and overtly stated in the Westminster mappa mundi is more in line with the alchemical practices of the period, which may then have been picked up by the Freemasons in the beliefs of Newton and Leibnitz. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:17, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Change date of coronation of Charles VII in picture[edit]

The picture in question shows Charles VII's coronation in 1429, not 1422, this is evident as Joan of Arc is in it. Joan of Arc did not appear until 1425, the coronation depicted took place on 17th July 1429. sources: C. Allmand, The Hundred Years War (Cambridge, 1988) p. 33-4

To quote the wikipedia article "After it fell the English held Reims and the Cathedral until 1429 when it was liberated by Joan of Arc which allowed the Dauphin Charles to be crowned king on 17 July 1429." which contradicts the 1422 date given for the picture. (Fdsdh1 (talk) 18:23, 30 March 2013 (UTC))

Thanks for correcting me and alerting me to this. When I reverted you, I only looked at the beginning of his reign. This is a good example of how a little edit summary can be of help. I reverted my change, and fixed the coronation date on the Charles VII article as well. Eric talk 20:16, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Reims Cathedral/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

In my opinion, this page deserves to be rewrited, because its contents is somehow uneven and outdated, and the style is a little clumsy. I tried to make a minimum number of improvements, but there is still a lot to do...Patch051 11:26, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

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