The Divine Craft of Carpentry

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Episode 3 of 3

Duration: 55 minutes

Series about the history of British woodworking concludes by looking at the Middle Ages, a golden era. Sponsored by the monarchy and the Church, carvers and carpenters created wonders that still astound us today, from the magnificent roof of Westminster Hall to the Coronation Chair, last used by Elizabeth II, but created 700 years ago. The film also shows how this precious legacy was nearly destroyed during the fires of the Reformation.

Credits

Executive Producer
Jonty Claypole
Executive Producer
Jonty Claypole
Narrator
Paul Copley
Narrator
Paul Copley

Broadcasts

Handmade in Britain: a BBC and V&A Partnership

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