Standing in the nave of a cathedral, it is hard not to wonder how ordinary human beings could have created sky-scraping, dizzyingly high buildings on which even the top-most parts were delicately decorated, in an age before even the simplest of power tools. Stone on Stone presents the full story of the men who built the cathedrals of the medieval era: who they were, how they lived and how with the simplest of hand tools they created the astonishing buildings that hundreds of years later still stand as monuments to their ingenuity and skill. Topics covered include the context for building such huge places of worship; the men who built: who they were, and the challenges they had to face; finding the materials; construction techniques; building control and finally, who paid for it all.
Stone on Stone by Imogen Corrigan
About the author
Imogen Corrigan joined the army straight from school, retiring as a Major after nearly twenty years of service. She then went to the University of Ken to study Anglo-Saxon and medieval history, graduating with first-class honours. She is now a freelance lecturer, travelling and working across Britain and Europe.
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