Wren Reconstructed

Leo Hollis visits the History Today archive to find an appreciation of Christopher Wren, written by a kindred spirit at a time when both sides of Wren’s genius – the scientist and the artist – were rarely explored.

Sir Christopher Wren in Godfrey Kneller

The 250th anniversary of the death of Christopher Wren was the reason that Harold F. Hutchison wrote his article in 1973. Hutchison does not seem the ideal candidate – he was the author of biographies of Edward II, Richard II and Henry V and had written tourist guides for London. But he had more in common with Wren than might initially be imagined.

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