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Wren’s City Of London Churches - Signed copy
For a time, it was the terminus needed for London to be rebuilt following the great fire of 1666. Eighty-eight churches had been destroyed and a grand plan to rebuild them was started by Sir Christopher Wren - surveyor of the King’s Works from 1669 to 1718 - who designed fifty-one new churches and the splendour that is St Paul's Cathedral.
What's inside 'Wren’s City Of London Churches'
Of the fifty-one churches, some have been lost, either to a combination of Victorian indifference, fire, subsidence or German bombs. Twelve Wren City churches survive in their original form, while many of the remaining others have been rebuilt or substantially altered.
Sir Christopher Wren left an amazing legacy and John Christopher takes us on a tour of the churches, revealing them as built and showing us a comparison scene of today. Wren also worked on a number of other significant commissions including the royal palaces at Kensington and Hampton Court, and also the royal hospitals at Chelsea and Greenwich.
'Wren’s City Of London Churches' in detail
Author: John Christopher (signed)
Publisher: Amberley Publishing 2012
Format: Softback, 96 pages
Size: 234 x 165 mm