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Enrich your knowledge about the Chartres Cathedral by looking at image of the stained glass windows housed in this Gothic structure. Built between 1194 and 1250, the cathedral has been exceptionally well preserved. The flying buttresses on the outside of the building allowed architects to increase the window size, hence why the stained glass is considered so spectacular by art historians. Explore the varying stained glass window examples and read the background essay to get a broader sense of this window style.