Blog | Lincoln Cathedral - The Greatest Building in the Age of Magna Carta; a talk by Dr Jonathan Foyle

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Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield
Sep 16

Lincoln Cathedral - The Greatest Building in the Age of Magna Carta; a talk by Dr Jonathan Foyle

Last year we kicked off our 2014/15 programme with a lively and entertaining talk by Dr Jonathan Foyle whom many will recognise from his appearances on television and in the press. His talk - on the Marriage Bed of Henry VII was a sell-out and we are very pleased that we have been able to book Jonathan to give another talk as part of our new season.

His theme this year will be Lincoln Cathedral and is likely to be very popular once again.

Please book early to guarantee your place(s) as the number of tickets available is strictly limited.

Lincoln Cathedral: The Greatest Building in the Age of Magna Carta

2015 has seen much celebration of Magna Carta. The primary copy of the document is held at Lincoln, and has been there since 1215. It is now displayed in the Castle, but nearby stands Lincoln Cathedral, to where that document was sent. The cathedral is the greatest building of the age: it rose after 1192; was half-finished when Magna Carta was signed and received; was occupied during the Battle of Lincoln Fair in 1216; but before the nave was completed, the central tower collapsed. That Lincoln Cathedral was ever completed, let alone in the shape of the world's tallest recorded building, is as miraculous as its architecture. But when we look closely, what does it tell us about that age?

After the talk, there will be an opportunity to purchase copies of Jonathan's books on Lincoln and Canterbury Cathedrals which Jonathan has agreed to sign.

To book your places you can either book on line through the Lit Fest website here or print off the booking form and return it to us with your payment.

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