Lichfield Cathedral
Staffordshire
England

Just seventeen miles north of Birmingham, Lichfield lies at the heart of England. 1300 years ago it stood at the centre of the Kingdom of Mercia. When Chad was made Bishop of Mercia in 669 he moved his See from Repton to Lichfield, which may already have been a holy site since there is a legend that Christians were martyred there under the Roman Emperor Diocletian. When Chad died in 672 pilgrims began to come to his shrine, and in 700, Bishop Hedda built a new church to house his bones. Starting in 1085 and continuing through the twelfth century this Saxon church was replaced by a Norman Cathedral, then by the Gothic Cathedral begun in 1195.

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  • Fara
    Faraalmost 2 years ago

    This is a very impressive image Mike……………………beautiful architecture………………………Joyce

  • thanks Joyce
    Tom & I did a bit of sightseeing whilst the ladies went off to Birmingham to shop.
    I think we made the right decision

    – mikebov

  • 242Digital
    242Digitalalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful artwork and great POV… Well done Mike ;-) – Jeremy

    Would you mind to add it to Low Angle Photography Group? Just sent you an invitation to join.

  • Thanks Jeremy

    – mikebov

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful image and history Mike ! Like the POV.

  • Thanks Roy
    I do like getting down with the camera to get a worms eye view ( not that you see many worms inside cathedrals)

    – mikebov

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...almost 2 years ago

    Fantastic image. Stunning to say the least.

  • thank you Hany

    – mikebov

  • Jazzdenski
    Jazzdenskialmost 2 years ago

    Love the light from the window. Impressive Mike!

  • Thanks Denis
    Shame you couldn’t hold on against Leicester on tuesday it would have done us a favour

    – mikebov

  • Jazzdenski
    Jazzdenskiover 1 year ago

    Don’t mention Tuesday Mike. I am still suffering from shock!

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