The 50 Greatest Churches and Cathedrals

Not all are ancient: Dresden’s reconstructed Frauenkirche opened in 2005 and Gaudi’s masterpiece in Barcelona is still under construction. Award-winning travel writer Sue Dobson gives us a highly personal tour of their highlights.

The 50 Greatest Churches and Cathedrals

Author: Sue Dobson

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1785782843

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Cathedrals and great churches are among the most iconic sights of the world’s towns and cities. Visible from miles around, the cathedrals of Canterbury, St Paul’s, Chartres and St Stephen’s in Vienna dominate their skylines. Others surprise by their statistics: Salisbury has Britain’s tallest spire, Wells the largest display of medieval sculptures in the world, while King’s College Chapel in Cambridge boasts the largest fan vaulting in existence. Not all are ancient: Dresden’s reconstructed Frauenkirche opened in 2005 and Gaudi’s masterpiece in Barcelona is still under construction. Award-winning travel writer Sue Dobson gives us a highly personal tour of their highlights.

The 50 Greatest Churches and Cathedrals of Great Britain

Award-wining travel writer and editor Sue Dobson takes us on a journey around the United Kingdom, showing us her highlights while providing fascinating details and stories along the way.

The 50 Greatest Churches and Cathedrals of Great Britain

Author: Sue Dobson

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1785784889

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Britain is well-known for its churches and cathedrals; buildings of great architecture and religious grandeur that form many of our recognisable skylines. But these grand structures are also full of facts, histories and stories that you may not have been aware of. Did you know that there are only three cathedrals in Britain without a ringing bell? Or that St Davids Cathedral, nestled away in a Welsh valley, has a very unique choir, where the top line is sung only by female choristers, aged eight to eighteen? How about that the Great Pyramids in Egypt were the world's tallest structures for over 3,870 years, until the construction of Lincoln Cathedral in 1311? Award-wining travel writer and editor Sue Dobson takes us on a journey around the United Kingdom, showing us her highlights while providing fascinating details and stories along the way.

The 50 Greatest National Parks of the World

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The 50 Greatest National Parks of the World

Author: Aaron Millar

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ISBN: 1785783408

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Olympus, the Grand Canyon, Uluru and the Serengeti: national parks are home to the wonders of our natural world. Award-winning travel writer Aaron Millar explores the greatest national parks of the world, giving insider tips on how best to discover their secrets. From the home of the highest waterfall in the world in Canaima, Venezuela to the beautiful fjords of Hardangervidda, Norway, to searching for the giant panda in Jiuzhaigou, China and exploring the culture in Cinque Terre, Italy, this guide tells of the history, legends and cultures of each great national park, and tells you how to see them at their awe-inspiring best.

The Church Review

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Cathedral , in size and importance the third great Church in England of the Early
English period , was commenced about 1073 , and yet portions of it , as the ...

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Broken Idols of the English Reformation

One such consumed the famous 'Glory-cloth'with its gold and silver embroidery of
the name of God in a sun-ray, that had dressed the altar in Canterbury Cathedral'
after the Romish fashion'. Attempts to conceal this in the cathedral failed, and ...

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The Cathedrals of Spain

Rodrigo ( 1538 - 50 ) and the Gothic scheme for the great church of Valladolid (
1527 ) , and built the nave of Astorga ( 1530 - 59 ) . Possibly the greatest genius
of all , Juan de Álava , worked from 1505 on Salamanca University , from 1510 at
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The Layman s Magazine of the Living Church

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British Cathedrals

At the other end of the Middle Ages and the church , that is in the corner - niches
of Etheldreda ' s retrochoir , two episcopal ... Piecing together the cathedral
architecture of thirteenth - and fourteenthcentury England , one is uneasily
conscious of the great gap left by the ... and although only a cathedral during the
years 1540 - 50 , it has always been the ceremonial church of royalty ( it was ,
and is , a ...

British Cathedrals

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The Annual American Catalogue

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The Architect

garison of it with the cathedral shows extremely well the process by which
developments of design are ordinarily achieved. ... In plan it had a nave about 50
feet wide, of twelve bays in length, with a clerestory, and over the groined aisles
an tenormous triforium gallery for the ... The proportions are low and ungainly,
and the great width of the old church was a stumblingblock to the builder of the
new choir.

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The British Architect

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be ... It is , essentially , of simple cruciforin plan ; modern cathedral should differ
from an ancient one but its nave , transepts and choir are all 50ft . wide , his
words will suggest a part , at least , of the reply . ... Measured in ancient cathedral
was a church with many altars ; the same way , the nave of Lichfield cathedral is
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50 Great Tales of Terror

At the centre of our city stood its greatest building — the cathedral built to the
glory of God and to give thanks for the providence that had led us to this place .
Inside the church was a great cross of solid gold and behind it a screen of the
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Compressed Air

Instead of being principally a country of a pioneer , rural , and agricultural nature ,
as was the United States 50 or 75 years ago ... the Washington Cathedral , so it is
said , will be more like a medieval cathedral than any other great church so far ...

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Compressed Air Magazine

Instead of being principally a country of a pioneer , rural , and agricultural nature ,
as was the United States 50 or 75 years ago ... the Washington Cathedral , so it is
said , will be more like a medieval cathedral than any other great church so far ...

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