Hereford Cathedral: A History

Hereford Cathedral: A History

by Gerald Aylmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1852851945

ISBN-13: 9781852851941

Pub. Date: 07/07/2000

Publisher: Bloomsbury UK

The history of Hereford Cathedral is one of dramatic events, colourful characters and an ever changing building both inside and out. The building is perhaps most famous for its library, the late 13th century Mappa Mundi and its 8th century Gospel book. This authoritative history includes 36 essays on all aspects of the cathedral: the history of its foundation…  See more details below

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The history of Hereford Cathedral is one of dramatic events, colourful characters and an ever changing building both inside and out. The building is perhaps most famous for its library, the late 13th century Mappa Mundi and its 8th century Gospel book. This authoritative history includes 36 essays on all aspects of the cathedral: the history of its foundation before 1056 to the present day; architecture and furnishings; music and worship; library and archives; school and hospitals. Illustrated with photographs of the building and its furnishings, plans and drawings this is truly a comprehensive work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852851941
Publisher:
Bloomsbury UK
Publication date:
07/07/2000
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.56(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Illustration Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Contributors
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
1Diocese and Cathedral before 10563
2Athelstan to Aigueblanche, 1056-126821
3The Later Middle Ages, 1268-153548
4Reformation to Restoration, 1535-166087
5Restoration to Reform, 1660-1832109
6From Victorian to Modern Times, 1832-1982156
7The Closing Years of the Second Millennium184
8The Architectural History of the Medieval Cathedral Church203
9The Architectural History of the Cathedral since the Reformation241
10The Restoration of the Modern Cathedral286
11The Close and its Buildings293
12The New Library Building311
13The Stained Glass314
14The Medieval Tombs and the Shrine of Saint Thomas Cantilupe322
15The Brasses and Other Minor Monuments331
16The Decorative Ironwork336
17The Bells342
18The Woodwork345
19The Post-Reformation Tombs350
20Music before 1300363
21Music and Liturgy, 1300-1600375
22Music and Liturgy since 1600398
23The College of Vicars Choral441
24The Three Choirs Festival461
25The Organs470
26The Ornaments: The Textiles493
27The Ornaments: The Plate500
28The Library511
29The Hereford Gospels536
30The Archives544
31Mappa Mundi557
32The Cathedral School before the Reformation565
33The Cathedral School since the Reformation579
34St. Ethelbert's Hospital, Hereford599
35St. Katherine's Hospital, Ledbury610
36The Present and the Future628
App. 1The Constitution of Hereford Cathedral in the Thirteenth Century633
App. 2Office Holders at Hereford Cathedral since 1300637
App. 3Cathedral Charities649
Glossary650
Index652

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