Lichfield is a cathedral city in the county of Staffordshire and reputedly the cathedral is the burial place of the Celtic saint, Saint Chad. Chad was bishop of Mercia and moved his centre of power from Repton to Lichfield in 669. It is possible that Lichfield was already a place of pilgrimage, as reportedly, Christians were martyred there under the rule of the Roman emperor, Diocletian. Chad died in 672 and Lichfield and his shrine began to attract pilgrims. Bishop Hedda had a new church erected so that the saint’s bones had a resting place, and this church formed the basis for the cathedral, (which has the distinction of being the only mediaeval one with three spires in Europe) which was extended throughout the ensuing years. St Chad is the patron saint of astronomers, and his feast day is celebrated on March 2nd. In 1538, with the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII Lichfield became less wealthy as it was no longer a centre of pilgrimage. The city’s economy fell further into decline in 1593 when a third of its population fell victim to the plague. However, things picked up in the 17th century when it became a stopping place for coaches on the Chester to London route.
Have you had an accident near Lichfield?
You might have been injured in an accident in Lichfield and if it wasn’t your fault, and you can prove this, you might be seeking the services of an Accident Solicitor in Lichfield to represent you so that you can file a personal injury compensation claim. If so, you may need help from us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Seeking an Accident Solicitor in Lichfield?
If you are still in the process of recovering from injuries sustained in an accident that was not your fault, and you can prove, with the help of an accident solicitor in Lichfield that this is indeed the case,you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim. However, you may be experiencing some difficulties in finding an appropriate solicitor. This is because you need to find an accident solicitor in Lichfield who has experience of handling claims for clients who have been injured in accidents similar to yours. An accident solicitor in Lichfield might, for example, specialise in handling claims for clients who have been injured in road traffic accidents, but yours happened in a public place. The search to find an appropriate accident solicitor in Lichfield can be frustrating, so why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline for assistance in finding a suitable solicitor to take on your case?
Accident Advice Helpline
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Date Published: 28th October 2014