The History of England's Cathedrals

The History of England's Cathedrals

British History
Paperback Published on: 23/01/2024
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Synopsis

The first history of all the English cathedrals, from Birmingham and Bury St Edmunds to Worcester and York Minster   England’s sixty-two Anglican and Catholic cathedrals are some of our most iconic buildings, attracting millions of worshippers and visitors every year. Yet although much has been written about their architecture, there is no complete history of their life and activities. This is the first such book to provide one, stretching from Roman times to the present day.   The History of England’s Cathedrals explains where and why they were founded, who staffed them, and how their structures evolved. It describes their worship and how this changed over the centuries, their schools and libraries, and their links with the outside world.   The history of these astonishing buildings is the history of England. Reading this book will bring you face to face with the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Normans, Reformation, Civil War, Victorian England, World War Two, and finally modern democracy.

  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300275483
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 229 x 162 mm

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