National Geographic : 1937 Jan
© National Geographic Society 1inlay Photograph byB.Anthony atewart "THE LAST SUPPER" IN MOSAIC ENRICHES THE HIGH ALTAR OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY Venetian glass, wrought into a familiar composition in mosaic, glows among surrounding carvings likejewels inarichly chased ring. Within the altar rails English sovereigns have been crowned since the Norman Conquest. The Abbey is crowded with the tombs and monuments ofmany ofGreat Britain's Kings and Queens and of outstanding lords and ladies, statesmen, musicians, engineers, architects,bards, and writers. Especially popular with visitors is the Poets' Corner in the south transept.