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A documentary series about British cathedrals.
Season 1, Episode 5
November 29, 2005
York Minster Cathedral, England's largest Gothic church. Included: the 1829 fire that was set by Jonathan Martin; antiquarian John Browne's investigation of the church's design.
Season 1, Episode 4
November 22, 2005
St. Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland. Included: how a visit by King Charles I in 1633 influenced the monarch's eventual execution.
Season 1, Episode 3
November 15, 2005
The story of Winchester Cathedral and how it was saved from collapsing by diver William Walker, who, from 1906 to 1911, shored up the southern and eastern sides of the church with concrete.
Season 1, Episode 2
November 8, 2005
The history of Lincoln's cathedral and how, following an 1185 earthquake, it was rebuilt and enlarged by the bishop of Lincoln, formerly a French monk named Hugh of Avalon.
Season 1, Episode 1
November 1, 2005
The story of Canterbury, burial site of Thomas Becket, whose 1170 murder occurred in the original church, which later was destroyed by fire.
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