Your Questions: Aspects of medieval Coventry 'lost' before Blitz

Richard Salt used Your Questions to ask about the "destruction of Coventry's medieval buildings" and whether the city has as many left as nearby Warwick.

David Fry, historian and author of The Coventry We Have Lost, said contrary to popular belief, not much medieval architecture was lost during the Blitz.

The plans to demolish and redevelop the city centre - known for its half-timbered houses and clusters of close-knit streets - were drawn up before World War One and began in the 1930s.

Much more of the city's heritage was lost in the post-war period of regeneration and "especially the construction of the ring road", he said.

But the city centre still boasts around 30 to 40 medieval buildings, much more than Warwick.