The Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries

Created by Sylvia M Everitt MBE
Fourteenth Century Panel

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Lichfield Cathedral  Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries 14th century panelAt Lichfield we have one of the smallest medieval cathedrals in England and it stands on one of the earliest English sites of a Christian church.
Christianity first came to Staffordshire in AD653 when the King of Mercia married a Christian princess from Northumbria and brought her back to his kingdom along with four missionaries who were to convert his subjects to the new religion. Chad, a Northumbrian monk came along sixteen years later in 669 when he was appointed the first Bishop of Mercia. He established his See at Lichfield where he lived and worked for just three years until he died of the plague in 672. Sylvia chose this century to depict the cathedral because it was during the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centiuries that much of the building we know today, including the three spires (known affectionately as the Ladies of the Vale) finally emerged from the earlier Norman structure. Now read on.....

The above extract is from the book written by Dianne Mannering about the history of Staffordshire woven into Sylvia Everitt's embroideries. Click here to find out more about the book or to buy a signed copy




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