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  The South Transept facade
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  • The South Transept facade - Bayeux
      The South Transept facade
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  • The Thomas a Becket Tympanum - Bayeux
      The Thomas a Becket Tympanum
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  • A View of the Crossing Tower - Bayeux
      A View of the Crossing Tower
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  • Interior View of South Transept - Bayeux
      Interior View of South Transept
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  • Murals  in Transept - Bayeux
      Murals in Transept
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Being antagonistic to the way things were developing in England, Norman Catholics made the murder of Thomas a Becket a cause celebre. When it became time to build a South Transept (1280), its door was dedicated to him and the tympanum has a carving of the story (much worn). The Facade is Rayonnant Gothic. The niches of the transept have tombs and the walls bear some murals (15C)

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  • Written Nov 24, 2007
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