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How useful was the evidence in helping you find out about the development of Winchester Cathedral?

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  • Submitted: 11/07/2002
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GCSE Psychology

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How useful was the evidence in helping you find out about the development of Winchester Cathedral?

The different types of evidence that I used were documentary evidence such, site evidence, and oral evidence. For documentary evidence, I used things such as the official Winchester Cathedral Website, which is http://www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk/. This place gave me information about when the Cathedral begun, (in 1079). I saw on-site evidence, such as the different styles of architecture that I saw when I visited the cathedral. I saw some Romanesque, early Tudor and Lierne style vaulting. The guide that showed us around the cathedral on the day that I went there told me that the wood from which some parts of the cathedral was made, was wood that was imported from Scandinavia.

The documentary evidence was useful because it would tell me when, where and why things would happen. For example:

"Begun in 1079 in the Romanesque style, this Cathedral is at the heart of Alfred's Wessex and a diocese, which once stretched from London's Thames to the Channel Islands. Its bishops were men of enormous wealth and power, none more so than William of Wykeham, twice

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