The Story of the Cross

A Visual History


ISBN: 9780745981468 Categories: , ,

ISBN: 9780745981468

Publication date: November 22, 2025

Format: Ebook

Extent: 160 pages

Imprint: Lion Books


Over the past 2000 years the portrayal of the cross has changed and developed. 

How have these changes reflected belief and culture around the world? Through images produced by Christians and non-Christians, the authors will explore changing ideas about the cross, and the way in which different cultures have responded to the cross.

Meet the author: * Martyn Whittock (Author)

Martyn Whittock is the author and co-author of forty-one books (with total sales in excess of 866,000 copies). As well as school history textbooks, these also include trade books aimed at making historical themes accessible to the general reader. His published Lion Books include: Christ the First 2000 Years, When God was King, and The Vikings. 

Martyn has taught history at secondary level for thirty-five years. He has been a consultant for the BBC, English Heritage and the National Trust and has written for Medieval History magazine and archaeological journals.

Meet the author: Ms Esther Whittock

Esther Whittock is a religious studies teacher and author living in England. She is a University of Cambridge graduate in Theology and Religious studies. Martyn Whittock is her father.

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