Christopher Somerville

Wed 17 July 2019

Ships of Heaven

Christopher Somerville is the walking correspondent for The Times. With over 36 books to his name he is one of Britain’s most respected travel writers. Setting out to explore Britain’s great cathedrals, Christopher uncovered stories of the monarchs and bishops who ordered the building of these massive but unstable structures, the masons whose genius brought them into being, the peasant labourers who erected (and died on) the scaffolding. We learn of the towns that grew up in their shadows, the impact of the Black Death, the Reformation and more.