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Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle A Description of Its Fabric and A Brief History of the Episcopal See   By:

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Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle by C. King Eley is a comprehensive guide that provides a detailed description of the magnificent Carlisle Cathedral and delves into its historical significance as the seat of the Episcopal See. This book is a treasure trove of information for anyone interested in architecture, history, or religious heritage.

Eley begins by analyzing the architectural features of the cathedral, taking the reader on a virtual tour of each part of the building. Every aspect, from the soaring Gothic arches to the intricate stained glass windows, is meticulously described and beautifully illustrated throughout the text. The author's attention to detail allows readers to appreciate the grandeur and craftsmanship of this remarkable structure.

In addition to its architectural splendor, the book delves into the rich history of Carlisle Cathedral and its role in the religious and political landscape of England. Eley unravels the centuries-old stories that have shaped the cathedral, from its origins in Norman times to its turbulent past during various conflicts. The book also sheds light on the significant individuals who have played a part in the cathedral's development, including bishops, architects, and even royalty.

One of the book's strengths is its ability to seamlessly blend historical facts with engaging storytelling. Eley's writing style is both informative and accessible, making it a joy to delve into the complexities of Carlisle Cathedral's past. Furthermore, the inclusion of numerous illustrations and photographs greatly enhances the reading experience, allowing readers to visualize the cathedral and its features as they learn about its history.

While this book primarily focuses on Carlisle Cathedral itself, Eley also weaves in tidbits of broader historical context, providing a wider understanding of the cathedral's significance within the larger landscape of British religious history. These additional insights contribute to a more comprehensive appreciation of the subject matter and make the book appealing to a wide range of readers.

Overall, Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle is an exceptional guide for anyone interested in exploring the architectural wonders and historical significance of Carlisle Cathedral. C. King Eley's meticulous attention to detail, engaging storytelling, and well-curated illustrations make this book an invaluable resource and a delightful read. Whether you are a scholar, a history enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates beautiful buildings, this book is sure to captivate and enlighten you.

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A Description of Its Fabric and a Brief History of the Episcopal See



With Twenty Nine Illustrations

[Illustration: CARLISLE CATHEDRAL FROM THE SOUTH WEST. A. Pumphrey, Photo. ]


London George Bell & Sons 1900 W. H. White and Co. Limited Riverside Press, Edinburgh


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 excellent series of Handbooks to the Cathedrals originated by the late Mr... Continue reading book >>

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