National Geographic : 1922 Jul
Photograph trom "Topical" ©Central Aerophoto Co., Ltd. YORK MINSTER SEEN FROM THE AIR York' Minster is noted for its size and simple, impressive dignity. It contains a rare collection of early English stained glass, especially in the beautiful rose window of the'south transept and in the north transept lancet windows called theFive Sisters. The "cathedra," orbishop's seat, was the center around which missionaries who were strangers in a foreign land naturally gathered intheDark Ages. These communities were often the sole refuge of the oppressed, the chief repository of learning, and the staunch bulwark ofthe Christian faith.