Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey is located just west of the Palace of Westminster (the British houses of parliament) in London. It was the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English (later British). Construction on Westminster Abbey began between 1042 and 1065 when the English king Edward the Confessor built a church on the site where the abbey now stands. King Henry III (1207–1272) began work on the main part of what is now Westminster Abbey in 1245. King Edward’s Chair (also known as St Edward’s Chair) is the throne on which British sovereigns were seated at the moment of coronation, is housed within Westminster Abbey and it has been used at every coronation since 1308. Famous English scientist Sir Isaac Newton was buried in Westminster Abbey in 1727. Famous English poets that have been buried at Westminster Abbey include T.S. Elliot, Rudyard Kipling and Jane Austen. This photo of Westminster Abbey has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant.

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