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How to Build a Cathedral

Architectural historian Jon Cannon goes in search of the clues that shed light on how our medieval forebears were able to build the wonders of their world.

The great cathedrals were the wonders of the medieval world - the tallest buildings since the pyramids and the showpieces of medieval Christianity. Yet they were built at a time when most of us lived in hovels. Architectural historian Jon Cannon explores who the people were that built them and how they were able to achieve such a bold vision.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 22 May 2019 01:50

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:53

    Gregorio Allegri

    Miserere Mei


Role Contributor
Presenter Jon Cannon
Producer Victoria Page
Director Victoria Page
Executive Producer Debbie Cadbury