Description"The Bishop's throne in a cathedral is known as the 'Cathedra', which is why the church that houses it is known as a cathedral. This particularly spectacular example, in Durham Cathedral, was built by Bishop Thomas Hatfield (1345 – 1381) with his tomb below it. The story goes that the bishop sent an envoy to Rome to measure the Pope's throne - so that he could make his taller! He claimed at the time that his Cathedra was the highest in Christendom, a claim which continues to this day. Bishop Hatfield's figure on his tomb was the only one in the cathedral to escape destruction or severe vandalism during the Reformation. For closer views of the cathedra and tomb see http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/7303721 and http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/7303729" Photo by Rob Farrow, 2022.
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Further informationLink: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/7303714
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Added by: Peter Smith
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Picture Taken: 2022-09-12