Shane Temple Extra Credit As the population of Europe grew in the 12th century, the churches that had been built in the Roman style with round, arched roofs became too small. Some of the grand cathedrals, that were built as large as possible, collapsed within a century or less of One example I have of this is the Beavais. This particular cathedral was built between the years of 1247 and 1272.
The cathedral was built to have a higher nave than any of the other cathedrals of the time. To be exact, it was 157 feet tall. Then in 1284 the roof fell in. In a second attempt, the pillars were doubled up everywhere but in the altar. In 1573 the tower collapsed again and was never rebuilt.
This is not the only cause of corruption of the church in the middle ages. The cause of many cathedrals’ corruption was fire. Such cathedrals were Chartres and the Canterbury. The corruption of the church in the middle ages was a very depressing time. Many people used these cathedrals to worship, pray, and get together. Many people spent the majority of their time in these cathedrals. I guess if you think about it bigger is