Chester Cathedral: Souvenir Guide by Jessica Hodge

Chester Cathedral: Souvenir Guide by Jessica Hodge

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A colour souvenir guide that tells the history of the Cathedral, both as building and as Christian community.

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One of the group of English cathedrals which developed from a monastery church, Chester Cathedral has had an unusually long and complex history. The Benedictine monks who lived and worshipped here for many hundreds of years have left clear evidence of their way of life, from the superb choir stalls and the impressive refectory, to the Chester Imp, carved high up in the nave, which guarded them from demons.Their church, gradually rebuilt in the Gothic style from the mid-12th century, was reconstituted as a cathedral by Henry VIII in 1540. Instead of falling into disrepair, the 'old' monastery became the 'new' cathedral and what we see here today is one of England's finest examples of a monastic complex, sprawling over a quarter of the area of the medieval town. This handsome full-colour souvenir guide, illustrated throughout with specially commissioned photography, tells the history of the Cathedral, both as building and as Christian community, and takes the reader on a journey of discovery through this historic and evocative place.

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SKU GOR002241695
Title Chester Cathedral: Souvenir Guide
Author Edited by Jessica Hodge
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Scala Publishers Ltd
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 48
ISBN 10 1857595912
ISBN 13 9781857595918
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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One of the group of English cathedrals which developed from a monastery church, Chester Cathedral has had an unusually long and complex history. The Benedictine monks who lived and worshipped here for many hundreds of years have left clear evidence of their way of life, from the superb choir stalls and the impressive refectory, to the Chester Imp, carved high up in the nave, which guarded them from demons.Their church, gradually rebuilt in the Gothic style from the mid-12th century, was reconstituted as a cathedral by Henry VIII in 1540. Instead of falling into disrepair, the 'old' monastery became the 'new' cathedral and what we see here today is one of England's finest examples of a monastic complex, sprawling over a quarter of the area of the medieval town. This handsome full-colour souvenir guide, illustrated throughout with specially commissioned photography, tells the history of the Cathedral, both as building and as Christian community, and takes the reader on a journey of discovery through this historic and evocative place.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002241695
Title Chester Cathedral: Souvenir Guide
Author Edited by Jessica Hodge
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Scala Publishers Ltd
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 48
ISBN 10 1857595912
ISBN 13 9781857595918
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No