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Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral

A Journey of Discovery

By (author) Jonathan Foyle


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  • A biography of one of Britain's oldest, most magnificent cathedrals
  • Written by Dr Jonathan Foyle, an expert in medieval architecture and a passionate advocate for heritage sites; this book is the third in the successful series by the well-known broadcaster each written on a medieval English cathedral
  • Provides fascinating insights into the architecture and history of one of England's oldest, most significant cathedrals, based on new research
  • Illustrated throughout, featuring historical images and new photographs by Paul Barker
Full Description

One thousand three hundred years ago Lichfield Cathedral stood at the centre of the Kingdom of Mercia; it stands still, spires reaching into the sky, at the heart of England; an abiding symbol of the impact Christianity has had on our heritage. Its history is as rich and intricate as its decoration: from St Chad’s anointment as Bishop of Mercia in 669 to the damage wrought during the bloody English Civil War to its restoration to medieval glory in the nineteenth century by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Written by Dr Jonathan Foyle, the broadcaster, architectural historian and passionate advocate for heritage sites, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in Britain’s great medieval architecture. Also available from Scala: Cathedrals of the Church of England ISBN 9781857599404

About the Author

Dr Jonathan Foyle is an architectural historian, broadcaster, consultant and advocate for heritage sites. His previous publications include Lincoln Cathedral: The Biography of a Great Building, ISBN 9781857599282, and Architecture of Canterbury Cathedral ISBN 9781857597011, (both published by Scala). He also writes for the Financial Times.

Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers
20th Jul 2016
Paperback / softback
190 mm x 165 mm
128 Pages
160 color
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