Monumental Brass Society: Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire Saturday, 17th October 2015 at 2.00p.m. The church of St Mary Magdalene, Newark-on-Trent, is a product of the ‘building boom’ of the 14th and 15th centuries. The townsmen and their families were the principal benefactors of the church paying for the reconstruction, providing its furnishings and establishing personal chantries andContinue reading “Monumental Brass Society visit to Newark (17 Oct 2015)”
Lincoln Cathedral has for forty years had a full team of craftsmen, and has contributed to the training of workers at other cathedrals around the country. The ongoing programme of ‘making and remaking’ at Lincoln serves to inform our understanding not only of this particular building but also medieval architecture more widely.
Originally posted on Stained Glass Attitudes: Waiting outside Llancarfan in the May sunshine Last month, another British Archaeological Assocation study day whisked me off to Cardiff, to have a look at two churches in Wales: Llancarfan and Llantwich. I didn’t want to pass this up, as I had previously blogged about these wall paintings before,…
A workshop introducing students to the study of medieval documents. Saturday 14 June 2014, UCL History Department Diplomatic is the formal term for the study and analysis of documents in medieval manuscripts. Diplomatic encompasses a broad range of documents from the Middle Ages (royal charters, papal bulls, diplomas, legal writs, contracts, judicial records, treaties, etc.)Continue reading “Making Sense of Manuscripts – Saturday 14 June 2014, UCL History Department”
The parish churches of St Cadoc at Llancarfan and St Illtud at Llantwit Major are among the most historically significant religious sites in south-east Wales. In the pre-Conquest period, both were the sites of important ‘monastic’ communities. After the Conquest, they were held by the great Benedictine abbeys at Gloucester and Tewkesbury. The standing medieval fabric at each church holds a wealth of architectural and artistic detail bearing witness to centuries of use and renewal. During this study day we will consider some of the points of comparison and contrast between the two churches.