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Bell’s Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Hereford, A Description Of Its Fabric And A Brief History Of The Episcopal See   By: (1867-1945)

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In A. Hugh Fisher's Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Hereford, readers are transported to the stunning architectural masterpiece that is the Hereford Cathedral. This book serves as a comprehensive guide, meticulously describing the various aspects of the cathedral's fabric, while also providing a concise history of its Episcopal See.

Fisher's expertise in church architecture shines through as he takes readers on a detailed journey through the cathedral's design and construction. From the soaring nave to the intricate stained glass windows, every element is carefully examined and explained. Fisher's writing is clear and concise, allowing even those with limited knowledge of architecture to appreciate and understand the intricacies of this grand structure.

The author also delves into the history of Hereford and its Episcopal See, providing an engaging narrative that spans centuries. Fisher seamlessly weaves together significant events, key figures, and architectural developments, painting a vivid picture of the cathedral's long and storied past. Whether it is the tumultuous medieval times or the peaceful post-Reformation era, Fisher's historical insights bring the cathedral to life.

What sets this book apart is Fisher's attention to detail and his commitment to accuracy. The numerous illustrations and photographs provide a visual feast, complementing his descriptions and adding depth to the reader's understanding. The inclusion of floor plans and diagrams further enhances the overall experience, enabling readers to navigate and appreciate the intricate layout of the cathedral.

While some may find the level of detail overwhelming, particularly those seeking a more general exploration of Hereford Cathedral, the book remains an invaluable resource for those with a specific interest in architecture or local history. Fisher's passion for the subject matter is evident throughout, making the book both informative and captivating.

Additionally, Fisher's engaging writing style and thoughtful organization make the book an accessible read for both amateur enthusiasts and seasoned scholars. His explanations are clear, concise, and lacking in unnecessary jargon, ensuring that readers of all backgrounds can enjoy and benefit from the wealth of information presented.

Overall, A. Hugh Fisher's Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Hereford is a must-read for anyone fascinated by the interplay of history, architecture, and religion. Fisher's expertise and passion shine through in this comprehensive and beautifully written exploration of one of England's most remarkable cathedrals. Whether you have visited Hereford Cathedral in person or simply wish to delve into its rich heritage from afar, this book is an excellent companion on your journey.

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The Cathedral Church Of Hereford

A Description Of Its Fabric And A Brief History Of The Episcopal See By A. Hugh Fisher

London George Bell and Sons



This series of monographs has been planned to supply visitors to the great English Cathedrals with accurate and well illustrated guide books at a popular price. The aim of each writer has been to produce a work compiled with sufficient knowledge and scholarship to be of value to the student of Archæology and History, and yet not too technical in language for the use of an ordinary visitor or tourist.

To specify all the authorities which have been made use of in each case would be difficult and tedious in this place. But amongst the general sources of information which have been almost invariably found useful are: (1) the great county histories, the value of which, especially in questions of genealogy and local records, is generally recognised; (2) the numerous papers by experts which appear from time to time in the Transactions of the Antiquarian and Archæological Societies; (3) the important documents made accessible in the series issued by the Master of the Rolls; (4) the well known works of Britton and Willis on the English Cathedrals; and (5) the very excellent series of Handbooks to the Cathedrals, originated by the late Mr... Continue reading book >>

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