Alexandra Gajewski is an architectural historian and lecturer working on French Gothic architecture

The west rose window of Saint-Gervais-et-Saint-Protais of Soissons on 13 January, 2017 after it was shattered by an overnight storm in northern France. François Nascimbeni/AFP/Getty Images

Why acts of god hardly ever harm gothic cathedrals

Gothic cathedrals were designed to withstand enormous wind pressures, so Soissons has been exceptionally unlucky

24 Jan 2017