Secret Churches: Ecclesiastical Gems from Around Britain & Ireland

Secret Churches: Ecclesiastical Gems from Around Britain & Ireland

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About the Book
churches of the British Isles offer an intriguing glimpse into craftsmanship, culture, and Christianity down the centuries. Some are celebrated landmarks while others are well-hidden, but every church harbors its own, fascinating story. More than 250 structures from around the Isles are highlighted in this unique guide, include the 6th-century Irish monastery of Clonmacnois in Offaly, the remote Romney Marsh churches, and St. Anthony's Chapel in Edinburgh. Some structures keep their secrets close--including the Rosslyn Chapel with its intricate, 15th-century carvings--while others are more overt, such as the chapel on Orkney Island decorated with elaborate frescos by Italian POWs. Beautifully presented with stunning color photographs as well as maps and an illustrated glossary, this is a lavish look at the best of the Isles' churches.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780007251858
Publisher: Collins
Binding: Hardcover
Language: English
Series Title: English
Weight: 976.1 gr
ISBN-10: 0007251858
Publisher Date: 30 Apr 2009
Height: 215 mm
No of Pages: 338
Spine Width: 32.5 mm
Width: 160 mm
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