A Little History of the English Country Church
By (author) Sir Roy Strong
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Little History of the English Country Church by Sir Roy Strong
Book Description'A highly readable and intelligent narrative account ...Anyone with the slightest interest in the English parish church...will be intrigued, informed and enchanted by this lucid, and occasionally provocative account' - "Country Life". 'The writing is concise, uncluttered, clear. Even when you know the history, you still turn the pages, wanting to find out what small but telling detail he has uncovered next' - "The Times". This fascinating and beautifully illustrated little history is a celebration of the English country church - and a passionate plea for its preservation. In his engaging account Roy Strong tells the dramatic story of the English parish church, from the first temporary buildings erected in Anglo-Saxon times to its uncertain future in the twenty-first century.From the arrival of the missionaries from Ireland and Rome, who erected crosses in the country to mark the places where they preached, to the beautiful architecture and rich spirituality of medieval Catholicism; from the cataclysm of the Reformation, which replaced the splendour of ritual with the preaching of the Word, to the age of the 'squarson', the gentrified cleric we meet in the novels of Jane Austen: Roy Strong takes us on a journey - historical, social and spiritual - to explore what men and women experienced through the age when they went to church on Sunday. 'Indispensable' - "Sunday Telegraph".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844138302
(198mm x 130mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Remaking a Garden, Hardback (May 2014)» View all books by Sir Roy Strong
Tells the complete story of the remodelling of the Laskett, acknowledged as one of the most important gardens of the past century.
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Author Biography - Sir Roy Strong
Sir Roy Strong was educated at the University of London, and the Warburg Institute. He joined the staff of the National Portrait Gallery in 1959 and became its director from 1967 to 1973. He was director of the Victoria & Albert Museum from 1974 to 1987, when he resigned to become a full-time writer, broadcaster and consultant. His books include The Cult of Elizabeth, Gloriana, Painting the Past, The Story of Britain, The Arts in Britain, Feast and Coronation.
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