S. Michael & All Angels Brighton

Cathedral of the Backstreets





Pictures in the first four galleries are copyright Rex Harris and gratefully published here with his permission

"Stones" photographs by Gary Bauarschi 



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    Some links on stained glass


    Introductory History of Stained Glass: The history of stained glass during the Roman, Gothic, and Renaissance periods is given here.

  • Stained Glass: Some basic information on stained glass and stained glass windows is presented in this article.
  • History of Stained Glass: Follow the history of stained glass from the accidental discovery of glass during ancient times to stained glass post World War II.
  • Stained Glass in Gothic Cathedrals (PDF): Stained windows in 12th century France were used to tell Biblical stories as well as provide beauty to cathedrals.
  • Stained Glass Windows: View a stunning example of a Gothic rose window from the Notre Dame Cathedral, and read about the origins of stained glass.
  • Brief History on Stained Glass Windows: Read about some of the earliest examples of stained glass windows in this brief history.
  • Gothic Cathedrals: Characteristics of Gothic style stained glass windows are given, and several pictures of stained glass windows in Gothic cathedrals are featured.
  • Image and Evolution: Changes in stained glass windows over time are discussed, especially how images of the Virgin Mary changed over time.
  • Glass: This article explains how stained glass was made in ancient times and includes a section on stained glass windows.
  • Window Glass: Read a brief synopsis on how to make window panes and stained glass windows.
  • Stained Glass in Medieval Europe: Learn more about how Gothic stained glass windows were made.
  • Sacred Stained Glass: Stained glass windows were more than just windows and art; they contained symbolic messages and illustrated the Bible for lay people who could not read.
  • Images in Light: View images of Gothic stained glass windows and listen to discussions of particular windows on this page from The Getty Museum.
  • Stained Glass in Florence: Learn about Renaissance period stained glass windows in Florence, Italy.
  • The Art of Stained Glass: A history of stained glass is included in this article about the stained glass windows of this university.
  • Stained Glass History (PDF): Explore the history of stained glass and learn about what the different colors symbolized in medieval times.
  • Tiffany Stained Glass Window: An essay on a Tiffany stained glass window is presented here.
  • Stained Glass in Short: Read a short explanation of how stained glass windows were made and how methods changed over time.
  • The Language of Stained Glass: Modern American glass studios are discussed, and the symbolism of colors used in stained glass windows.
  • Vitrum: Explore a detailed history of stained glass making and read some interesting stories about its origin.