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Maggie May

The stained glass windows brought about by Abbot Suger through the Cathedral of St. Denis changed everything about church structure of the time. The windows, which allowed in more light than their predecessors, were artworks in and of themselves, and quickly became popular. The architecture of churches soon evolved to better accommodate the windows, creating loftier churches with higher ceilings and pointed arches. This may have drawn the eye upward and given a more optimistic, colorful, and lightfilled view than churches past, as light was often associated with that of a heavenly nature during this time period.