Westminster Abbey - confirmation of west boys: 1872
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Westminster Abbey - confirmation of west boys: 1872

Gustave Doré

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An illustration of a confirmation service in Westminster Abbey, from 'London: a Pilgrimage' by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré, 1872. Jerrold describes the scene: 'Now crowds of happy boys, the favourites of fortune of the land, are coming from Westminster School for confirmation by the bishop. It is an imposing and a beautiful scene.... The bishop lays his hands upon their sunny, comely heads. It is a day and time of high hopes that stir the imagination vividly'.




1872 AD - 1872 AD

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