The development of mediæval architecture in England from the departure of the Romans till the sixteenth century, has a more complete sequence of style than in other countries. It is usually divided into periods having special characteristics and known as Anglo-Saxon, Norman, Early English, Decorated, Perpendicular, and Tudor. — Banister Fletcher, p. 283
The most distinctive feature of gothic cathedrals is their additive nature: a unity of stylistic idiom goes hand in hand with a formal incoherence, in which bits just keep being stuck on to each other and repurposed. You can never say when they are finished. — Hall Jensen, TLS (19 February 2021)
Fletcher, Banister, and Banister F. Fletcher. A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method for the Student, Craftsman, and Amateur. 5th ed. London: B. T. Batsford, 1905.
Last modified 2 September 2016
Epigraph added 3 March 2022