Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Book review: Cathedral by Jon Cannon

England’s magnificent medieval cathedrals are acknowledged as one of the wonders of the world, but who built them and why?

The aptly named Jon Cannon explores these extraordinary creations from a new and fascinating angle in his beautifully illustrated historical guide.

Here he views them not just as awe-inspiring buildings but as constantly changing structures created by a rich brew of ancient rituals, beliefs, personalities and politics – a sort of living window onto the past.

Click here to read this article from the Burnley Express