Lichfield author uses buildings to tell the story of the city’s history in new book

A local author’s new book is exploring Lichfield through some of its iconic buildings.

Lichfield in 50 Buildings by Joss Musgrove-Knibb

Lichfield in 50 Buildings by Joss Musgrove-Knibb

Joss Musgrove-Knibb’s Lichfield in 50 Buildings has been released by Amberley Publishing.

A spokesperson for the publisher said the city’s unique history made it an engaging read.

“From the last quarter of the 7th century when St Chad wandered into a watery valley in the heart of the Kingdom of Mercia and decided to set up shop, through the the Black Death and English Civil War to the days of the Enlightenment when it was home to great minds such as Samuel Johnson and Erasmus Darwin, Lichfield has a proud and distinctive identity,” the said.

“This extraordinary history is embodied in the buildings that have shaped the city.

“Lichfield in 50 Buildings explores the history of this rich and vibrant community through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From its 1300-year-old Catherdal, medieval Market Square, and colonnaded Market Hall to the modernist Garrick Theatre, this unique study celebrates the city’s architectural heritage in a new and accessible way.”

The book is now available to buy online.

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