In Spain in 778, Charlemagne's knights sleep before the battle against King Aygoland and his men. Their wooden lances, which they had stuck in the ground, grow holy flowers of paradise, as a sign that they will die for the good of God. Section of the miracle of the flowering lances, 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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In Spain in 778, Charlemagne's knights sleep before the battle against King Aygoland and his men. Their wooden lances, which they had stuck in the ground, grow holy flowers of paradise, as a sign that they will die for the good of God. Section of the miracle of the flowering lances, 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...
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