Often using local materials, Gothic architecture is generally tall and inspiring and was a significant structural improvement upon the Romanesque buildings that preceded it. As with almost any large undertaking, there were political implications for the people involved in the operation of building a cathedral. The types of cathedrals built in England at a given time were thus representative of the political, social and economic situation there at the time of construction.
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Building the Cathedrals
Elements of Design
Masters of the Great Cathedrals
The Decorated Period: Lincoln Cathedral
The Perpendicular Period: Gloucester Cathedral