The Girdle and St Thomas

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsThis wonderful panel in a tracery light in the east window of the Church of the Assumption at Beckley church in Oxfordshire, dates from the second quarter of the 14th century.  It forms a pair with another quatrefoil showing the Coronation of the Virgin (see below).  The iconography is interesting, it shows the Assumption of... Continue Reading →

Cerecloth, pledgets and grave goods – the burial of William Lyndwood.

In January 1852 builders were in the process of demolishing the medieval chapel royal of St Stephen in the palace of Westminster and were removing the walls of the medieval undercroft chapel. As they worked, they discovered an extraordinary burial.  In a rough-hewn cavity in the thickness of the rubble wall, they found an uncoffined... Continue Reading →

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