The boat containing the relics of St Stephen passes an island at the moment of an earthquake. The demon, with red body, green face and yellow wings, tries to persuade the King to burn the ship for having caused the earthquake. Section of the demon speaking to the King, 1220-25, from the Life of St Stephen and transferral of his relics window in the ambulatory of Chartres Cathedral, Eure-et-Loir, France. This window, unusually dominantly red in colour, tells the story of the life of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr, who died c. 36 AD and whose relics are held at Chartres. It is situated in the chapel dedicated to martyrs. 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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The boat containing the relics of St Stephen passes an island at the moment of an earthquake. The demon, with red body, green face and yellow wings, tries to persuade the King to burn the ship for having caused the earthquake. Section of the demon speaking to the King, 1220-25, from the Life of St Stephen and transferral of his relics window in the ambulatory of Chartres Cathedral, Eure-et-Loir, France. This window, unusually dominantly red in colour, tells the story of the life of St...
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