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Sir Christopher Wren
Few architects achieve lasting fame but the name of Sir Christopher Wren occupies a unique position in the English-speaking world. Put simply, it stands for English architecture, as does that of Shakespeare for drama, Nelson for sea power, or Churchill for statesmanship in wartime.
This short study of Wren's life and work is a summary of his greatness, but also an exploration of the way in which this fascinating genius fitted into the turbulent history of the time.
Michael St. John Parker, formerly Head of History at Winchester College.