Cathedrals of Britain: London and the South East
Westminster Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral have been at the heart of church and state throughout English history as well as being masterpieces of gothic architecture. This guide also includes London's St Paul's, Southwark and the Catholic Westminster Cathedral as well as Rochester and Chichester.
Cathedrals of Britain
North of England and Scotland
The intriguing question of whether Lewis Carroll’s rabbit hole was inspired by a carving in Ripon Cathedral; the tradition underlying Wakefield Cathedral’s stunning new labyrinth floor; the 16th-century politics behind the heraldic ceiling of St Machar’s in Aberdeen... Bernadette Fallon explores the history and points out the curiosities and finest features of eight cathedrals in a guide that shows how these great churches are ‘as much about human drama as spiritual sanctuary’.
Cathedrals of Britain: Central and East
The ancient religious institutions of eastern England gave rise to some of the greatest of gothic cathedrals including Ely and Lincoln. Also covered in this volume are Norwich, Peterborough, Lichfield, Christ Church, Oxford and the former parish church of St Edmundsbury in Suffolk.
Cathedrals of Britain: West, South West and Wales
The churches explored in this guide range from those with some of the most impressive architectural features of any medieval building, including the great spire of Salisbury and the sculpture-filled west front of Exeter, to St Asaph’s in North Wales – the country’s smallest cathedral.