A 5 part series that takes a looks at the ingenuity behind the construction of Britain\'s most famous cathedrals, using CGI and reconstructions to describe the dramatic stories of riot, fire, war, murder, and flood that shaped the history of these impressive masterpieces.
Part 2: Redemption at Lincoln
When Lincoln\'s original cathedral was destroyed by an earthquake in 1185, King Henry II believed it was a message from God, a warning to stop plundering the cathedral\'s revenues. In a bid to save his soul he appointed a simple French monk, Hugh of Avalon, as Lincoln\'s Bishop. After spending decades in silent prayer, this pious man emerged from obscurity to create one of the most magnificent cathedrals in England. In doing so he pitched the power of his faith against the tyranny of the King, pushing the boundaries of science to the limit. 800 years later Hugh\'s visionary building still dominates Lincoln\'s horizon. This is the story of his battle to give the medieval world a glimpse of heaven on earth.