Emperor Charlemagne, 742-814, haloed and crowned, dreams of a visit by St James, Christ's disciple, who tells him to follow the Milky Way to Galicia to liberate his tomb from the infidels. Section of Charlemagne's dream, from the Charlemagne window, early 13th century, in the ambulatory of Chartres Cathedral, Eure-et-Loir, France. Chartres cathedral was built 1194-1250 and is a fine example of Gothic architecture. Most of its windows date from 1205-40 although a few earlier 12th century examples are also intact. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Emperor Charlemagne, 742-814, haloed and crowned, dreams of a visit by St James, Christ's disciple, who tells him to follow the Milky Way to Galicia to liberate his tomb from the infidels. Section of Charlemagne's dream, from the Charlemagne window, early 13th century, in the ambulatory of Chartres Cathedral, Eure-et-Loir, France. Chartres cathedral was built 1194-1250 and is a fine example of Gothic architecture. Most of its windows date from 1205-40 although a few earlier 12th century...
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