Britain's Cathedrals With Tony Robinson

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 6 - Winchester Cathedral

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The actor recounts the history of Winchester Cathedral, the longest medieval cathedral in northern Europe, which has witnessed civil wars, religious battles, and struggled with collapsing foundations. It is the burial place of novelist Jane Austen - though only four people attended her funeral and originally her plaque mad...

Season 1, Episode 5 - Liverpool Cathedral

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Liverpool cathedral is the Church of England's newest cathedral, and the largest in Britain. It was designed in the Gothic style by Giles Gilbert Scott, who also designed the red telephone box. It took 74 years to build and was paid for by money donated from the people of Liverpool. National tragedies such as the sinking o...

Season 1, Episode 4 - Durham Cathedral

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The actor and presenter visits Durham cathedral, one of Britain's first Unesco World Heritage sites and a leading tourist attraction. The cathedral is over 900 years old and built like a fortress. It is 218ft tall and was the country's tallest building when first constructed. The bishops at Durham were so powerful that the...

Season 1, Episode 3 - Salisbury Cathedral

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In one of the biggest engineering projects of the Middle Ages, Salisbury Cathedral was moved from a wind-blasted Iron Age hill fort to its current location - a feat accomplished in just 38 years, helping establish the Wiltshire city in the process.

Season 1, Episode 2 - Canterbury Cathedral

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Built more than 1,400 years ago, Canterbury Cathedral is both a holy place and a World Heritage site. It is the `mother church' for more than 85 million people, and one of the biggest tourist attractions in the UK with nearly a million visitors a year. Tony tells the tale of the cathedral's founding and how, after the cath...

Season 1, Episode 1 - York Minster

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Tony visits York Minster, which over the past 800 years, has been a backdrop to some of the most dramatic events in British history. It houses more than half of all the world's medieval glass, including the Rose Window, commissioned by Henry VIII, and the East Window, the largest stained glass window in the world. A succes...