Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s most intriguing and complex buildings, not only because of its historical and social significance and its continued impact on English consciousness, but also because of its architectural and aesthetic distinction. In his newest book, Jenkyns takes the reader on a tour through the history of the famous cathedral, interweaving an analysis of the aesthetic value and influence of the Abbey with its symbolic, cultural and political significance. Profile will issue a new, updated edition in March 2011 ahead of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the 10th royal wedding to be staged at the Abbey.
"The most worthwhile of souvenirs" - Independent
"A splendid book on a splended subject - the quintessential English church" - Simon Jenkins
"Wonderful" - Chris Howse, The Telegraph