David Cannadine is president of the British Academy and Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University.
"Sumptuously illustrated, as much a social and economic history as
an architectural account of one of the greatest cathedrals of the
world"-Paul Kennedy, Wall Street Journal
"Yale University Press has produced this definitive history-and magnificent it is."-Christopher Colven, Art Newspaper
"As we would expect from Yale, the book is beautifully produced. The editor has largely succeeded in his aim of situating the Abbey both in the life of the Church and the history of the nation."-Richard Chartres, Church Times
"[T]he Abbey is as much a monumental socio-cultural archive as it is a Gothic masterpiece or national shrine. It remains, as this expansive and engaging book shows, an enduringly potent artefact within our national historical landscape."-Mark Jones, Albion Magazine
"Sir David Cannadine's collection of essays embraces the whole history of the abbey, a work covering more than a millennium and examining all aspects of the abbey's story."-Allan Brodie, Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society