The Sutton Companion to Churches
By (author) Stephen Friar
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Sutton Companion to Churches by Stephen Friar
Book DescriptionThis is a comprehensive, fully illustrated A-Z guide to churches dating from the post Roman period to the present day. Subjects covered include architecture, fittings and furnishings, decorative and allegorical features, stained glass, heraldry, traditions and customs, ecclesiastical history, and the role of the church in its community. Alphabetical entries consist of main entries from which cross-references lead on to a larger number of secondary entries. The companions illustrated throughout and include suggestions for reading and a list of useful addresses. Stephen Friar is a writer and historian. His previous books include "The Companion to Heraldry", "The Companion to Local History", "The Companion to Cathedrals and Abbeys" and "The Companion to Castles", all published by The History Press.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750934749
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Friar
Cathedrals and Abbeys, Paperback (February 2010)
Britain's cathedrals remain potent symbols of religious continuity. Their purpose was to reveal God's majesty, to declare the supremacy of the Church and the devotion of the men who built them. This title contains over 1,450 entries, together with lists of useful addresses. It covers subjects like architecture, liturgy, history and monasticism.
Sutton Companion to Cathedrals and Abbeys, Hardback (February 2007)
Abbeys and cathedrals are hugely appealing to all who love history, architecture, archaeology and heritage. This companion contains over 1,200 entries, covering the history and development of abbeys and cathedrals since the Anglo-Saxon period; monasticism, life in a monastery, monastic estates; canons and collegiate foundations; and more.
Sutton Companion to Castles, Paperback (February 2007)
Over one thousand castles were built in the century following the Norman Conquest. Most were constructed in the wake of the Conquest itself by the Norman lords and their allies as they took possession of their lands. This title offers an encyclopedic knowledge of various aspects of castles.
Sutton Companion to Local History, Paperback (August 2004)» View all books by Stephen Friar
A guide to local history, archaeology, architecture and landscape. It answers many of the questions that arise in the course of local history research and travel and provides a starting point for further enquiries. It is suitable for the beginners and the experienced researchers alike.
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Author Biography - Stephen Friar
Stephen Friar has also written The Sutton Companion to Castles, The Local History Companion and Heraldry. He lives in Dorset.
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