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A Launch at Lichfield AUGUST 2016

Cathedral holds reception to celebrate new book

A new book on Lichfield Cathedral by Dr Jonathan Foyle was launched at a special reception at the Cathedral on Tuesday 19 July.  After an introduction from the Dean, Dr Foyle fascinated the audience with the tale of this beautiful Cathedral, emphasising its connections with all of the Churches of St Mary and its links in particular with Westminster Abbey and Lincoln Cathedral.  Dr Foyle also explained how, during his research into the book, he was able to shed new light on the origins of what we know today as the Tudor Rose.

Dr Foyle said: ‘Lichfield Cathedral is often considered to be a beautiful cathedral in a fine setting, but its significance has been underestimated. For much of its very long history it was one of the most important of our great churches, of particular interest to royalty. This book uncovers new evidence for its status. It shows how these ideas were expressed in symbolism, set in a narrative that explains the evolution of the magnificent building we see today.’

Dr Jonathan Foyle is an expert on medieval architecture, a passionate advocate for heritage sites and award-winning presenter. 

Lichfield Cathedral: A Journey of Discovery is available now for £25 at your local bookshop, or for the special price of £19.95 at the Lichfield Cathedral shop.