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The task of designing a replacement structure was officially assigned to Sir Christopher Wren on 30 July 1669. [28] He had previously been put in charge of the rebuilding of churches to replace those lost in the Great Fire. More than 50 city churches are attributable to Wren. Concurrent with designing St Paul's, Wren was engaged in the production of his five Tracts on Architecture. [29] The fourth St Paul's, generally referred to as Old St Paul's, was begun by the Normans after the 1087 fire. A further fire in 1135 disrupted the work, and the new cathedral was not consecrated until 1240. During the period of construction, the style of architecture had changed from Romanesque to Gothic and this was reflected in the pointed arches and larger windows of the upper parts and East End of the building. The Gothic ribbed vault was constructed, like that of York Minster, of wood rather than stone, which affected the ultimate fate of the building. [ citation needed] Reconstructed image of Old St Paul's before 1561, with intact spire

Wren's solution was to employ a Classical portico, as at Val-de-Grâce, but rising through two storeys, and supported on paired columns. The remarkable feature here is that the lower story of this portico extends to the full width of the aisles, while the upper section defines the nave that lies behind it. The gaps between the upper stage of the portico and the towers on either side are bridged by a narrow section of wall with an arch-topped window. The largest monument in the cathedral is that to the Duke of Wellington by Alfred Stevens. It stands on the north side of the nave and has on top a statue of Wellington astride his horse "Copenhagen". Although the equestrian figure was planned at the outset, objections to the notion of having a horse in the church prevented its installation until 1912. The horse and rider are by John Tweed. The Duke is buried in the crypt. [90]

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Popular music on St. Martin includes a variety of styles found throughout the Caribbean. Calypso, merengue, soca, zouk, reggae, and chutney all contribute to the festive culture. The Creole population can trace most of their roots to Africa, France, the Netherlands and the British Isles. Only some stones remain from the ruins of the two forts built by the Spanish occupation in its early takeover. But during the colonial period, the British settlers and several military dominations left their idiom as the main language spoken on the island, and have made a large impact on St. Martin's culture. ISO 3166-1 Newsletter. Assignment of code elements for Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin and update of France and other French Territories. Tudor Constitutional Documents 1485 1603 by J R Tanner - AbeBooks". www.abebooks.co.uk . Retrieved 25 August 2023.

a b c d "Summary of Climatological Data, Period 1971–2000" (PDF). Meteorological Department Curaçao. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 July 2013 . Retrieved 22 September 2016. Saint Martin ( French: Saint-Martin; Dutch: Sint Maarten) is an island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 300km (190mi) east of Puerto Rico. The 87 square kilometres (34sqmi) island is divided roughly 60:40 between the French Republic (53 square kilometres (20sqmi)) [1] and the Kingdom of the Netherlands (34 square kilometres (13sqmi)), [2] but the Dutch part is more populated than the French part. The division dates to 1648. The northern French part comprises the Collectivity of Saint Martin and is an overseas collectivity of the French Republic. The southern Dutch part comprises Sint Maarten and is one of four constituent countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands. As an overseas possession of two European Union member states, the island is itself part of the EU. [6] a b c "Populations légales des collectivités d'outre-mer en 2019". INSEE (in French). Government of France . Retrieved 21 February 2022. The width of the nave is 121 feet (37m) and across the transepts is 246 feet (75m). [111] The cathedral is slightly shorter but somewhat wider than Old St Paul's. a b c "Climate Summaries". Meteorological Department Curaçao. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013 . Retrieved 21 February 2013.Main commenced a career as a novelist after the end of her political career, and by May 2023 had published nine novels about life in South Wales in the mid twentieth century. [12] Expenses [ edit ] St Albans & Harpenden Review – St Albans MP Anne Main's full interview with John Lyon, November 2009, in which she states that "My family are based in our main home [in Beaconsfield] and I like to get home and see my husband in the evening." The main industry of the island is tourism. In 2000, the island had about one million visitors annually. About 85% of the workforce was engaged in the tourist industry. [36] Demographics [ edit ] St. Paul's Cathedral (1942), a wartime documentary film for the British Council, the final part of which shows bomb damage in and around St Paul's. [133]

On 1 January 2019, the population of the whole island was 73,777 inhabitants, with 41,177 living on the Dutch side [4] and 32,489 on the French side. [5] Note that the figure for the French side is based on censuses that took place after the devastation of Hurricane Irma in September 2017, whereas the figure for the Dutch side is only a post-censal estimate still based on the 2011 census. The first census since Hurricane Irma on the Dutch side of the island took place in October 2022. [ citation needed] Population of the island on 1 January 2017, before Hurricane Irma, was 75,869 (40,535 on the Dutch side, [4] 35,334 on the French side [7]). In 1862 the organ from the Panopticon of Science and Art (the Panopticon Organ) was installed in a gallery over the south transept door. [74] Arrindell, Rhoda, Language, Culture, and Identity in St. Martin. St. Martin: House of Nehesi Publishers, 2014.

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Main largely voted in accordance with her party, but opposed high-speed rail and same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom. [8] [9] [ non-primary source needed] Anne Main was the MP for St Albans from 2005 to 2019

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