What supported the roof in the Chartres Cathedral?
The vast curtain walls of Chartres cathedral are supported by great stone flying buttresses, while the vert-de-gris [verdegris] copper roof is supported by an enormous iron framework not usually seen, a relatively modern wonder of engineering.
Who funded the construction of Chartres Cathedral group of answer choices?
A more serious fire broke out on 7 September 1020, after which Bishop Fulbert (bishop from 1006 to 1028) decided to build a new cathedral. He appealed to the royal houses of Europe, and received generous donations for the rebuilding, including a gift from Cnut the Great, King of Norway, Denmark and much of England.
Who financed Gothic cathedrals?
The construction of a cathedral was often led and financed to a large extent by the Cathedral Chapter (the senior clergy), while bishops tended to contribute at their own free will.
Why did they build Chartres Cathedral?
The time of the first cathedrals
Of this edifice of the 9th century remains the crypt of Saint-Lubin. In 876, Charles le Chauve bequeathed the relic of the veil of the Virgin, and thereby consecrated Chartres as a great center for pilgrimage.
What materials were used to build Chartres Cathedral?
The present cathedral was constructed on the foundations of the earlier church and consecrated in 1260. It is built of limestone and stands some 112 feet (34 metres) high and is 427 feet (130 metres) long.