Emma Wells

Emma Wells.


  • Faulty Towers or Heaven on Earth?: How to Build a Cathedral like York Minster
  • Yorkshire Museum
  • Friday 19 October
  • 17.00–18.00

From humble beginnings, York Minster underwent several transformations and misfortunes before evolving into today’s spectacular Gothic cathedral. Emma will uncover the epic sagas and cast of characters behind the construction of great cathedrals.


Emma J Wells is a historian of ecclesiastical and architectural history at the University of York. She is the author of Pilgrim Routes of the British Isles (2016), and Heaven On Earth: The Lives & Legacies of the World’s Greatest Cathedrals (planned for 2020).


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