🎧 Stonemasons: Building Britain’s Churches
🎧 Gone Medieval • 41m
What is a perpendicular church? In this episode, Cat is on location! Invited by expert stonemason Andrew Ziminski to a spectacular perpendicular church in Steeple Ashton in Wiltshire, Andrew takes us on a guided tour. From honky punks to secret libraries. We learn all about what makes this perpendicular church unique and stonemasonry as a medieval trade, showing us how Britain's buildings offer unexpected and special insights into its history.
Andrew Ziminski, author of 'The Stonemason: A History of Building Britain', published by John Murray in 2020.
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