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St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral

1,400 Years at the Heart of London

By (author) Ann Saunders


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  • The fascinating history of St Paul's Cathedral, illustrated with rare items from city and cathedral archives
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Sir Christopher Wren’s St Paul’s, built after the Fire of London of 1666, has become the City’s most familiar landmark, its dome with the ball and cross above it symbolic of London’s steadfastness down the centuries and its endurance during the Second World War. When it was newly completed, in the early eighteenth century, it seemed breathtaking and unlike any other cathedral or church in Britain. Today’s building is not the first to occupy the site, for this has been a place of Christian worship for 1,400 years. The medieval Cathedral, with a tower and spire soaring above the city, was at the time one of the wonders of Europe. Beautifully illustrated with rare items from city and cathedral archives, and glorious colour photography of today’s building and its treasures, St Paul’s Cathedral: 1,400 Years at the Heart of London tells of St Paul’s fascinating history.

About the Author

Dr Ann Saunders is Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and Honorary Fellow of University College, London, former Editor of the Costume Society and Editor of the London Topographical Society. Her publications include The Art and Architecture of London: An Illustrated Guide and a history of the Merchant Taylor's Society.

Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers
20th Feb 2017
280 mm x 240 mm
144 Pages
120 color
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