Power, glory, bloodshed, prayer: cathedrals in the UK are as much about human drama as spiritual sanctuary, as much about political wrangling as religious fervour. From Christian beginnings in the Middle Ages through Reformation, Renaissance and Modernity, the great cathedrals of Britain have been both battleground and place of quiet reflection; created for the glory of God for sure, but also for the glory of men.
There’s a litany of great deeds and a list of secrets tied up in our national cathedrals and all are revealed within our guides, the ideal companions to the stories behind the greatest cathedrals of all. Whether you are travelling to view the buildings themselves or being an armchair enthusiast, the books will take you on a fascinating journey.
Bernadette Fallon has been a writer, journalist and broadcaster for the past 20 years, with a particular fondness for travel and a passionate love of old buildings.
Her career started in newspapers and magazines – she has written for The Sunday Times, Irish Times and Independent - moved into broadcast – she has worked for the BBC, RTE and TV3 – digital publishing – editor for Good Housekeeping, Country Living, House Beautiful, Prima – and travel – Time Out, Rough Guides and Hearst Magazines.
Her work as a travel journalist has taken her all over the world.
Power, glory, bloodshed, prayer: cathedrals in the UK are as much about human drama as spiritual sanctuary, as much about political wrangling as religious fervour. From ...