Dr Jonathan Foyle will give an illustrated talk at the launch of his book, on Friday 23rd February 2018, at 7.30pm, at Peterborough Cathedral. To book tickets please follow this link: Book launch tickets.
Peterborough Cathedral, A Glimpse of Heaven, by Jonathan Foyle
- A tribute to and exploration of one of England's finest medieval buildings
- A new synthesis of ongoing research by author Dr Jonathan Foyle
- Specially commissioned photography
Jonathan Foyle traces the Cathedral's origins to Roman times, when its location, poised between land and the watery fens, offered transport and communication advantage. He shows how this liminal position reflects the mediating role of the medieval Church between the terrestrial and the celestial realms. It is fundamental to the Saxon abbey’s dedication to St Peter, bearer of the key to heaven, and is reflected in the construction, decoration and symbolic language of the twelfth-century building.