This class continues our popular PBS series, Secrets of Britain’s Great Cathedrals, narrated by Simon Callow. These episodes provide up-close views and historical discussions of British churches and cathedrals that have dominated the English landscape for centuries, reflecting England’s long and turbulent history. In this class we will visit some of the cornerstone monuments of the Church of England. We will begin with York Minster, then proceed to Canterbury to view the famous cathedral where Thomas Becket was martyred in 1170. Next we will venture to the ancient Roman city of Bath, to view the famous and exquisite Bath Abbey. We will also feature the cathedral at Gloucester. This presentation includes a video tour, a broad discussion of church architecture, and explanations of the religious meaning of the details of each structure.