by Jonathan Foyle
Thursday 22 November 2018
Lichfield Cathedral was established in the seventh century and grew to be one of the country's most distinctive buildings with its three stone spires. But what does its architecture tell us of the experience and ambitions of those who shaped it?
The speaker, author of a book on the cathedral, will weave the evidence of wars, kings, martyrs and the concept of paradise into the story, showing how and why Lichfield emulated the wonders of royal Paris in the heart of Staffordshire.
Dr Jonathan Foyle was CEO of World Monuments Fund Britain, and former curator of Historic Buildings at Hampton Court. Perhaps best known for presenting BBC television series such as 'Climbing Great Buildings', he is currently writing his fifth book on English Cathedrals. Lichfield was the subject of his third volume.