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Cathedrals of Britain

Cathedrals of Britain

by David Pepin


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Cathedrals are awe-inspiring buildings. Most are grand medieval structures, while others appear simple and unpretentious – yet all were designed to reflect the glory of God and have a profound impact on us. As trailblazers of architectural development, each cathedral has distinct individual features – such as the powerful Norman Romanesque west towers of Durham, the unique octagonal tower at Ely, and the daring late Gothic finery and spaciousness at Gloucester. In this lavishly illustrated guide to cathedrals from Bangor to York, with profiles of Roman Catholic and Scottish cathedrals, David Pepin outlines the evolution of architectural style, each building's key features, and the ongoing story of daily worship, wide-ranging ministry, conservation, the new work of craftspeople, and the increasing numbers of pilgrims and visitors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784420499
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 01/19/2016
Series: Shire Library , #831
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David Pepin is a retired primary school teacher. An Anglican by tradition and practice and a keen ecumenist, he is involved with several interdominational concerns. He is also a local preacher in the Methodist Church.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION / WHAT IS A CATHEDRAL? / ARCHITECTURE: It Was Not Built in a Day; Saxon Romanesque Architecture; Norman Architecture; Early English Gothic; Mid-Gothic or Decorated; Late Gothic – The Perpendicular Style; The Renaissance to The Gothic Revival; The Twentieth Century; Glass, Stone and Wood / ANGLICAN CATHEDRALS OF ENGLAND AND WALES: Bangor; Birmingham; Blackburn; Bradford; Brecon; Bristol; Canterbury; Carlisle; Chelmsford; Chester; Chichester; Coventry; Derby; Durham; Ely; Exeter; Gloucester; Guildford; Hereford; Leicester; Lichfield; Lincoln; Liverpool; Llandaff; London (St Paul's); Manchester; Newcastle; Newport; Norwich; Oxford; Peel; Peterborough; Portsmouth; Ripon; Rochester; St Albans; St Asaph; St David's; St Edmundsbury; Salisbury; Sheffield; Southwark; Southwell; Truro; Wakefield; Wells; Winchester; Worcester; York / ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRALS OF ENGLAND AND WALES: Aldershot; Arundel; Birmingham; Brentwood; Cardiff; Clifton; Lancaster; Leeds; Liverpool; Middlesbrough; Newcastle Upon Tyne; Northampton; Norwich; Nottingham; Plymouth; Portsmouth; Salford; Sheffield; Shrewsbury; Southwark; Swansea; Westminster; Wrexham / CATHEDRALS OF SCOTLAND: (CATHEDRALS OF FORMER TIMES: Aberdeen; Birnie; Brechin; Dornoch; Dunblane; Dunkeld; Edinburgh; Elgin; Fortrose; Glasgow; Iona; Kirkwall; St Andrews; Spynie) (CATHEDRALS OF THE SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Aberdeen; Dundee; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Inverness; Millport; Perth) (ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRALS: Aberdeen; Ayr; Dundee; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Motherwell; Oban; Paisley) / FURTHER READING AND USEFUL CONTACTS / PICTURE CREDITS / INDEX

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