Valerie Spanswick


About Valerie Spanswick

Valerie Spanswick earned her BA in art history from the University of Washington, Seattle, with a special interest in Classical and Roman baroque art and architecture. She then moved to the UK and, subscribing to the saying "When in Rome do as the Romans do" changed her focus to 18th and 19th century British art for her MA, which was granted by the University of York. She currently resides in mid-Wales and is a freelance editor and writer.


Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, England, begun 1220.
A superlative example of Early English Gothic, Salisbury grew taller and pointier in the 14th century. Today its spire tilts 27 inches southeast.

Salisbury Cathedral


Southwell Minster
This medieval British church is oriented east to west. Points on a compass also mark different styles: the east end is Gothic; the west, Norman.

Southwell Minster