Some of the pates from The Cathedral Churches of England, by A. Hamilton Thompson, London and New York, SPCK, 1925; Most (or all) of the images were already out of copyright when the book was produced. The author died in 1952, less than 70 years ago, so the text is still protected by copyright and I have included only very short excerpts.
Gloucester Cathedral was built 900 years ago (it was completed in 1100); it was originally the Abbey of St. Peter, part of a Benedictine monastery. Here we see the towers and spires, the gothic windows, and, in the foreground, some people, giving a sense of scale. This picture is probably a reproduction of an eighteenth-century painting. If [...]is an old photograph. [more...]
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