• Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the life of Eustace . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- dedicated to Joseph the Patriach . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life and Miracles of St Nicholas. Replaced panels. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Bottom corners, left shows a belt seller, right a merchant. Centre panel, bottom shows a merchant with scales, left birth of St Nicholas, left the miracles of the first bath of St Nicholas, top The infant St Nicholas refuses his mother's milk except on mondays and fridays..Medieval Windows  of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life an miracles of St Nicholas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .Bottom centre panel,  bottom shows The young St Nicholas does well at school, left Nicholas secretly gives gold to an old man to save his daughters , right The old man tries to thank Nicholas, who humbly flees from him, top .Nicholas is chosen to be the new Bishop ..Top centre panel, bottom shows The miracle of the boiling baby, saved by the intervention of St Nicholas, left An old couple's only son falls overboard en-route to the Saint's shrine, right The child lost at sea is found safe and well at the Saint's shrine, top Installation of Nicholas as Bishop of Myra
  • Bottom corners, left shows a belt seller, right a merchant. Centre panel, bottom shows a merchant with scales, left birth of St Nicholas, left the miracles of the first bath of St Nicholas, top The infant St Nicholas refuses his mother's milk except on mondays and fridays..Medieval Windows  of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life an miracles of St Nicholas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .Bottom centre panel,  bottom shows The young St Nicholas does well at school, left Nicholas secretly gives gold to an old man to save his daughters , right The old man tries to thank Nicholas, who humbly flees from him, top .Nicholas is chosen to be the new Bishop ..Top centre panel, bottom shows The miracle of the boiling baby, saved by the intervention of St Nicholas, left An old couple's only son falls overboard en-route to the Saint's shrine, right The child lost at sea is found safe and well at the Saint's shrine, top Installation of Nicholas as Bishop of Myra
  • Medieval Windows  of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life an miracles of St Nicholas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bottom corners, left shows a belt seller, right a merchant. Centre panel, bottom shows a merchant with scales, left birth of St Nicholas, left the miracles of the first bath of St Nicholas, top The infant St Nicholas refuses his mother's milk except on mondays and fridays..Centre panel above ,  bottom shows The young St Nicholas does well at school, left Nicholas secretly gives gold to an old man to save his daughters , right The old man tries to thank Nicholas, who humbly flees from him, top Nicholas is chosen to be the new Bishop of Myra.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life of the Virgin Mary.   The bottom centre oval panel shows Anna and Joachim meet at the Golden Gate,  left Annunciation to Joachim , right Annunciation to Anna , above the nativity. Top centre oval shows the annunciation of the Virgin, left the marriage of Joseph and Mary, right the visitation below the virgin Matuy at school. Left side panels - bottom Anna and Joachim awaiting the birth of Mary above Her parents presenting the Virgin Mary to a schoolmaster . Right side panel, bottom - the first bath of Mary above Mary betrothal to Joseph after the test of the rods. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life of the Virgin Mary.  Bottom Left pruning of the vines, right Count Thibault VI. The top centre oval panel shows Anna and Joachim meet at the Golden Gate, below The high priest refuses the offerings of Joachim, left Annunciation to Joachim , right Annunciation to Anna . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to St Martin of Tour.    A UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the  central oval panel St Martin is ordained Bishop of Tour.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to St Martin of Tour.    A UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the  central oval panel St Martin is being baptised.
  • Medieval western rose  window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The western rose, made c.1215 and 12 m in diameter shows the Last Judgement - a traditional theme for west façades. A central oculus showing Christ as the Judge is surrounded by an inner ring of 12 paired roundels containing angels and the Elders of the Apocalypse and an outer ring of 12 roundels showing the dead emerging from their tombs and the angels blowing trumpets to summon them to judgement.
  • Medieval Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. These windows were a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets above (centre) is the Virgin Mary & Child and on either side are the four evangelists sitting on the shoulders of four Prophets - a rare literal illustration of the theological principle that the New Testament builds upon the Old Testament.
  • Medieval Rose  Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dedicated to Christ, who is shown in the central oculus, right hand raised in benediction, surrounded by adoring angels. Two outer rings of twelve circles each contain the 24 Elders of the Apocalypse, crowned and carrying phials and musical instruments. The central lancet beneath the rose shows the Virgin carrying the infant Christ. Either side of this are four lancets showing the four evangelists sitting on the shoulders of four Prophets - a rare literal illustration of the theological principle that the New Testament builds upon the Old Testament. This window was a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets
  • Medieval Window of the North Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1235. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The panels depict King David with his harp with Saul dying on his own sword below .
  • Stained glass Windows of Cathedral of Chartres, France - showing  the kings of France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Remigius (Remy). Left window - Life of St Remigius, centre - Life and relics of St Stephen, right - Life and miracles of St Nicholas.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to St Margret and St Catherine. Bottom left panel  - St Margaret vanquishing a demon, bottom  right panel - St Margaret bursting out of the belly of a dragon . Top left panel - The Prefect, Olibrius, condemns Margaret to death , top right panel - Martyrdom of St Margaret.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Remigius (Remy). Bottom left - Brigands attack Remigius in his hermitage, bottom right - Remigius escapes, top left - Remigius is chosen to be Archbishop of Reims, top right- Installation of Remigious as Archbishop. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Remigius (Remy).  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Passion.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the life of St Margret and St Catherine.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The Infancy and Public Ministry of Christ. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The Infancy and Public Ministry of Christ. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The Infancy and Public Ministry of Christ. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The Tree of Jesse (12th century). Botton row of panels - Moses / Generic King of Israel / Balaam, row above - Samuel / Generic King of Israel / Amos, row above - Zacchariah / The Virgin Mary / Daniel, top row - Habakkuk / Christ with the Seven Gifts of the Spirit / Zephaniah. A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The Tree of Jesse (12th century). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to St John The Evangelist. Bottom panel - Flight into Egypt . Above left - Armourers making shields and saddles, above right - Armourers making stirrups. Central panel - Death of Satheus, above left - John's journey into exile on Patmos, above right - St John on Patmos. A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Mary Magdalen. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Mary Magdalen. Bottom central panel - bottom left - Mary washing Christ's feet in the house of Simon the Pharisee, bottom right - Death of Lazarus, top left - Their neighbours try to console Mary and Martha, top right - Funeral of Lazarus. Diamond panel above and side panels either side - Christ raising Lazarus. A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Lubin . Central panel shows A barrel of wine being transported to the Cathedral, below left - The young Lubin working as a shepherd, below right - A monk gives Lubin a belt with the alphabet written on it, above left - Lubin receiving instruction from a cleric, above right - Lubin spends his spare time learning to read, while his companion idles.  Cental bottom semi circle - wine cryers, above left -a procession, above right - a procession of laymen and clerics.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Lubin . Central panel shows A barrel of wine being transported to the Cathedral, below left - The young Lubin working as a shepherd, below right - A monk gives Lubin a belt with the alphabet written on it, above left - Lubin receiving instruction from a cleric, above right - Lubin spends his spare time learning to read, while his companion idles.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the life of Eustace . Central panel shows act 2 ?the Tragedy and Exile? , central diamond - After various disasters, Eustace and his family abandon their home. Top Right - possibly Eustace negotiating passage to Egypt , top right - Eustace and his family board a boat to Egypt.  Bottom left from act one ?the Conversion:?- Placidus hears the words of Christ coming from the mouth of a stag, right - Placidus is baptised and given the name 'Eustace'. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the signs of the Zodiac and the monthly labours.  From bottom left - Wine growers, Bell ringers ( centre bottom) Count Thibault VI on his horse. Above centre is January, the Roman god of Janus  or Aquarius, above left  - February, a man keeping warm in font of a fire, right - two fish representing Pisces. Above left March - A Man pruning the vines and right Aries. Centre panel above - May / Gemini. Above left  is April and top right is Taurus. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life and Miracles of St Nicholas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life and Miracles of St Nicholas.  Bottom left panel - The young Nicholas refuses his mother's milk, bottom right panel - Nicholas studying in school . Centre diamon panel - Nicholas gives a poor man the money for his daughters' dowries. Top left -  Guided by God, Nicholas goes to the church early one morning, top right - A cleric asks Nicholas his name, then bids him to enter the church . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Windows  of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life an miracles of St Nicholas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bottom corners, left shows a belt seller, right a merchant. Centre panel, bottom shows a merchant with scales, left birth of St Nicholas, left the miracles of the first bath of St Nicholas, top The infant St Nicholas refuses his mother's milk except on mondays and fridays..Centre panel above ,  bottom shows The young St Nicholas does well at school, left Nicholas secretly gives gold to an old man to save his daughters , right The old man tries to thank Nicholas, who humbly flees from him, top Nicholas is chosen to be the new Bishop of Myra.
  • Medieval Windows  of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life an miracles of St Nicholas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bottom corner shows During a famine, Nicholas persuades sailors to give the town some grain, bottom left shows The sailors bringing grain ashore . Centre panel bottom, The young St Nicholas does well at school, left Nicholas secretly gives gold to an old man to save his daughters , right The old man tries to thank Nicholas, who humbly flees from him, top .Nicholas is chosen to be the new Bishop of Myra.  .
  • Medieval Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. This window was a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets above it shows one of the four evangelists sitting on the shoulders of four Prophets - a rare literal illustration of the theological principle that the New Testament builds upon the Old Testament.
  • Bottom corners, left shows a belt seller, right a merchant. Centre panel, bottom shows a merchant with scales, left birth of St Nicholas, left the miracles of the first bath of St Nicholas, top The infant St Nicholas refuses his mother's milk except on mondays and fridays.
  • Bottom corners, left shows a belt seller, right a merchant. Centre panel, bottom shows a merchant with scales, left birth of St Nicholas, left the miracles of the first bath of St Nicholas, top The infant St Nicholas refuses his mother's milk except on mondays and fridays.

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