New book explores history of Lichfield Cathedral

A new book on Lichfield Cathedral will be launched in the city next week.

Dr Jonathan Foyle, an expert in medieval architecture, passionate advocate for heritage sites, presents new discoveries on the structure and symbolism of the historic building.

Dr Jonathan Foyle

Dr Jonathan Foyle

“Lichfield Cathedral is often considered to be an unknown but beautiful cathedral,” said Dr Foyle. “But for much of its history it was one of the most important cathedrals in the UK.

“This book uncovers new theories around that history and the evolution of the stunning building we see today.”

Lichfield Cathedral: A Journey of Discovery will be launched at a reception on July 19.

Jason Dyer, development director for Lichfield Cathedral, added: “This new book on the cathedral presents an engaging and easy-to-access history of the development of our cathedral and Jonathan’s research demonstrates the important role it has played in regional and national life.

“It is a must-read book for anyone visiting or interested in the cathedral.”

The book can be pre-ordered by calling 01543 306150 or emailing

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