Historian Dr Janina Ramirez looks back at the 14th century - a time when craftsman and their patrons created a new form of architecture that was to be Britain’s first cultural style.
Architects Of The Divine: The First Gothic Age will show how the art and architecture of France dominated England for much of the medieval age. Yet British stone masons and builders were successful in making Gothic architecture of their own and inventing a national style for the first time – Perpendicular Gothic . This gave Britain a patriotic backdrop to suit its new ambitions of chivalry and power. From a grand debut at Gloucester Cathedral to commemorate a murdered king - to its final glorious flowering at Kings College Chapel in Cambridge, The Genius of Gothic will show how the Perpendicular age was Britain’s finest.