Friday, 9 September 2016

C is for Canterbury Cathedral

This is the mother church of Anglicism. As you enter, nothing prepares you for her lofty grace. When we are asked “Which is your favourite cathedral?”   ‘Canterbury’ is a tempting answer.

The early Gothic quire’s timorous transition from the Romanesque is hard to detect. Work here began in earnest after Becket’s martyrdom; the subsequent veneration of Becket made the cathedral a place of pilgrimage and attracted wealth as a result.

a place of pilgrimage

An extract from English Cathedrals: A journey in drawings is an affectionate voyage around the country capturing on paper the wonder of these very special places. Now out!  - Order here

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