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Architects of the Divine: The First Gothic Age

Dr Janina Ramirez looks back at the 14th century, when craftsmen created the Perpendicular Gothic, a new form of architecture that was to be Britain's first cultural style.

Medieval historian Dr Janina Ramirez looks back to a time when British craftsmen and their patrons created a new form of architecture. The art and architecture of France would dominate England for much of the medieval age. Yet British stonemasons and builders would make Gothic architecture their own, inventing a national style for the first time - Perpendicular Gothic - and giving Britain a patriotic backdrop to suit its new ambitions of chivalry and power. From a grand debut at Gloucester Cathedral to commemorate a murdered king to its final glorious flowering at King's College Chapel in Cambridge, the Perpendicular age was Britain's finest.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 31 May 2018 01:00

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Role Contributor
Presenter Nina Ramirez
Executive Producer Basil Comely
Producer Paul Tilzey
Director Paul Tilzey
Production Manager Nicholas Franklin
Production Coordinator Grace Brassington

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