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Recent Publications: The Earlier Lists
Baker, A, ‘Upton Church and the Bulstrode Brasses’, Records of Buckinghamshire,
vol. 42, 2002, pp. 103-
Breiding, Dirk H., ‘Konrad VIII. Shenk von Erbach († 1464) -
An effigy with unusually depicted armour is explained as reflecting patron’s choice
and sculptor’s error. A version of this paper was given at the 2002 Leeds International
Medieval Congress. The same issue includes Tobias Capwell, ‘A Depiction of an Italian
Arming Doublet’ (pp. 177-
Discusses the original intended design for the tomb in S. Pietro Vincoli, Rome.
Goodall, John A.A., ‘The Architecture of Ancestry at the Collegiate Church of St
Andrew’s Wingfield, Suffolk’, in Richard Eales and Shaun Tyas (eds), Family and Dynasty
in Late Medieval England, Harlaxton Medieval Studies, IX, Shaun Tyas, Donington,
2003, pp. 156-
Study of the layout and development of the East end of the church which provides the setting for the family monuments, including three effigial tombs, one of which was moved when the east end was extended in the early 1460s. Also discusses monuments at the de la Pole families other foundations at Hull (Yorks) and Ewelme (Oxon.).
King, Pamela M, ‘The Treasurer’s Cadaver in York Minster Reconsidered’, in Caroline
Barron and Jenny Stratford (eds), The Church and Learning in Late Medieval Society:
essays in honour of R.B. Dobson, Halaxton Medieval Studies, XI, Shaun Tyas, Donington,
2002, pp. 196-
The traditional identification of the tomb (with cadaver effigy) in the north nave
aisle as commemorating Thomas Haxey, Treasurer of York Minster (d. 1424) is refuted
by the evidence of the seventeenth-
Koster, Margaret L., ‘The Arnolfini double portrait’, Apollo, vol. 158, no. 499 (new.
ser.), September 2003, pp. 3-
Suggests that this much-
Marks, Richard, and Paul Williamson (eds) assisted by Eleanor Townsend, Gothic: Art
Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 9 October
Oosterwijk, Sophie, ‘“A Swithe Feire Graue”: the Appearance of Children on Medieval
Tomb Monuments’, in Harlaxton Medieval Studies, IX (for details see under Goodall,
above), pp. 172-
Useful and perceptive analytical survey, by our Secretary, of the genre on which she an acknowledged expert.
Sandler, Lucy Freeman, ‘The Chantry of Roger of Waltham in Old St Paul’s’, in Janet
Backhouse (ed.), The medieval English Cathedral: papers in honour of Pamela Tudor-
Documentary evidence for the chantry of Canon Roger de Waltham (d. 1341), first established in 1325, includes evidence for its physical form and imagery.
Sally Badham, 2004, The Monumental Brasses of the Collegiate Church of Holy Trinity,
Tattershall (Tattershall PCC. 24 pp. incl. 15 illus. Pbk £2.50). Available from the
church and the Monumental Brass Society bookstall (www.mbs-
Jonathan Black, 2002, The sculpture of Eric Kennington (The Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries, Aldershot. 112 pp. incl. 97 b & w illus. & index. ISBN: 0853318239. £65)
Reviewed by Patrick Elliott, Burlington Magazine, 145, no. 1029, December 2003, pp.
Jonathan Black, 2003, ‘ “The real thing”: Eric Kennington’s 24th Infantry Division
memorial in Battersea Park, London (1921-
Francis Cheetham, 2003, Alabaster images of medieval England (Boydell Press in association
with The Association for Cultural Exchange, Woodbridge. xvii + 218 pp., 264 b & w
and 21 col. illus. ISBN 1 84383 028 0. Hbk £90). A listing of all English medieval
alabaster religious carvings known to the author (including a few on tombs), arranged
by subject, with an introduction and photographs of less well-
Nicola Coldstream, 2003, ‘Exhibition reviews: Gothic [: Art for England 1400-
Thoughtful review of the exhibition and catalogue (for the latter see Recent Publications, Newsletter, 19/2, p. 21)
Rachel Ann Dressler, 2004, Of armor and men in medieval England: the chivalric rhetoric of three English knights’ effigies (Ashgate, Aldershot and Burlington (Vt). xii + 145 pp. incl. index, plus 9 col. and 70 b & w illus. ISBN 0 7546 3368 3. Hbk £45).
A review of this book will appear in Church Monuments.
Mark Duffy, 2003, Royal tombs of medieval England (Tempus, Stroud and Charleston (USA); 320 pp. incl. index and 112 b & w illus., plus 18 col. pls. ISBN 0 7524 2579 X. Pbk £17.99).
Reviewed by Richard Knowles in Church Monuments, 18, 2003, p. 90.
Donald Garstang, 2003 ‘Sir Robert Taylor and Camillo Ruconi: the source of “Britannia”
on the Cornwall monument in Westminster Abbey’, Burlington Magazine, 145, no. 1029,
The model is the stucco statue of ‘Fortitude’, by Ruconi, c. 1685-
Historical Manuscripts Commission, 2003, Papers of British antiquaries and historians, Guides to Sources for British History No. 12 (TSO (The Stationery Office), London. xviii + 246 pp. incl. index. ISBN 0 11 4402795. Pbk £30. Order on line at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stefanie Knöll, 2003, Creating academic communities – funeral monuments to professors
at Oxford, Leiden and Tübingen, 1580-
Includes an extensive illustrated catalogue with illustrations on an accompanying
David Lepine and Nicholas Orme, 2003, Death and memory in medieval Exeter (Devon and Cornwall Record Society, new series, 46. ISBN 0 901853 46 1. £20)
Phillip Lindley, 2003, ‘ “The singuler mediacions and praiers of al the holie companie
of heven”: sculptural functions and forms in Henry VII’s Chapel’, in T. Tatton-
Richard Marks, 2004, Image and devotion in Medieval England (Sutton, Stroud. ISBN 0 7509 1466 1. 344 pp., 15 maps, 176 b & w & 24 col. illus. Hbk £25.00).
Marian Boudon Machuel, 2003, ‘François Dieussart in Rome: two newly identified works,
Burlington Magazine, 145, no. 1029, December, 833-
One of the works discussed is the tomb of Giorgio Pescatore (Georg Visscher), c. 1633, in S. Maria del’Anima, Rome.
Richard K Morris and Ron Shoesmith, 2003, Tewkesbury Abbey: history, art & architecture (Logaston Press, Almeley. 326 pp incl. many b & w illus. and index, plus 26 col. pls. ISBN 1 904396 02 X Hbk; 1 904396 02 X Pbk.)
Includes chapters on ‘The later medieval monuments and chantry chapels’ by Phillip
Lindley, ‘The post-
Harold Mytum, 2004, ‘A long and complex plot: patterns of family burial in Irish
graveyards from the 18th century’, Church Archaeology, 5 & 6 (for 2001-
This issue contains several other articles of interest (including Roffey, below).
It can be obtained by joining the Society for Church Archaeology, c/o Council for
British Archaeology, Bowes-
Nicholas Orme, 2004, ‘The dead beneath our feet’, History Today, 54, no. 2, February,
Simon Roffey, 2004, ‘Reconstructing English medieval parish church chantries and
chapels: an archaeological approach’, Church Archaeology, 5 & 6 (for 2001-
Rosemary Sweet, 2004, Antiquaries. the discovery of the past in eighteenth-
Includes occasional mentions of funerary monuments and discussion at pp. 273-
Simon Watney, 2004, ‘Review article: accessibility, display and disorientation: the
exhibition of medieval art today’, Journal of the British Archaeological Association,
156 (for 2003), 171-
Reviews two exhibitions of sculpture (and their catalogues): ‘Image and Idol’ (Tate
Derek Keene, Arthur Burns and Andrew Saint, 2004, St Paul’s: the Cathedral Church
of London 604-
Includes: Ch. 11, ‘Fabric, tombs and precinct 1087-
Pamela King, 2003, ‘ “My image to be made all naked”: cadaver tombs and the commemoration
of women in fifteenth-
James G. Mann, 1939, ‘Armour in Essex’, Trans of the Essex Archaeol. Soc., new ser.,
Discusses and illustrates several effigies and brasses.
Sophie Oosterwijk, 2004, ‘Of corpses, constables and kings: the Danse Macabre in
late medieval and renaissance culture’, J British Archaeol. Ass., 157, 61-
The first overall study of this important subject written in English for over 50 years.
Margaret Rylatt and Paul Mason, 2003, The archaeology of the medieval Cathedral and
Priory of St Mary, Coventry (Coventry City Council, Coventry. [viii] + 155 pp incl.
references and index; 75 b & w illus. and 4 col. pls. ISBN 0-
Two brass indents (one fragmentary) are discussed on pp. 34-
Elizabeth A. Smith, 2004, Hob Moor: historic stray and local nature reserve (William Sessions Ltd, York.. iv + 100 pp. incl. many b & w and col. illus. ISBN 1 85072 319 2. Pbk. £6).
The worn medieval military effigy, erected at the entrance to the Moor in 1717, features in Ch. 9, with reproductions of the illustration from Nichols’s Leicestershire and of George Nicholson’s sketch of 1825 in the York City Art Gallery.
Church Recorders News and Views 2004 (published by the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) includes the following short articles: John E. Vigar, ‘Where shall we put Aunty? A look at the placement of memorials in English churches’; Sophie Oosterwijk, ‘Children on monuments’; Barbara Tomlinson, ‘Church monuments and the Navy in the age of sail’; Jane Furlong, ‘Air Force memorials in the UK’; Lynn Pearson, ‘Ceramic tile memorials in British churches’; John Physick, ‘Serendipity’ (mainly concerning the discovery of three almost identical monuments in Kent by the previously unknown John Broxup).
P.S. Barnwell, Claire Cross and Ann Rycraft (eds), 2005, Mass and parish in late
medieval England: the Use of York (Spire Books, Reading. 224 pp. including many b/w
illus. (including two cross-
Based on papers given at a day conference to coincide with a live reconstruction of a 15th century requiem mass at All Saints, North Street, York (of which several photographs are included). Includes a study by P.S. Barnwell (ch. 4) on the care of souls in the 15th century in All Saints church based on an analysis of over 100 wills; and the text, with translation, of the requiem mass according to the Use of York.
John Blatchley and Peter Northeast, 2005, Decoding flint flushwork on Suffolk and Norfolk churches. A survey of more than 90 churches … where devices and inscriptions challenge interpretation (Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. viii + 116 pp. including many b/w illustrations. ISBN 0 9521390 4 9. Pbk. £15 plus p & p)
Includes some inscriptions which include the names of donors and benefactors, often beginning ‘Orate pro anima…’. It could be said that hese give the structures on which they appear a memorial function and are therefore of relevance to the study of funerary monuments. Obtainable from 11 Burlington Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2HS.
Chris Brooks and Martin Cherry, 2002, ‘The prince and the Parker: a speculative essay
on the Evans chantry glass at Coldridge, Devon, and Tudor propaganda’, Journal of
Stained Glass Studies, 26, 17-
Includes discussion of the effigy in the chantry chapel built by John Evans, Parker of the Bonville’s deer park at Coldridge from the reign of Henry VII, who died in or after 1525, as well as the other furnishings which include a stained glass image of Edward IV (possibly also with Richard III).
Lawrence Butler, 2003, ‘Why did Norton conquer Sutton? a puzzle from West Tanfield’,
Medieval Yorkshire (journal of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society Medieval Section),
No. 32, 17-
Concerns the puzzling inscription on the late 15th-
Paul Cockerham, 2004, ‘Catacleuse, wood and plaster: markers for the Renaissance
Examines the introduction of Renaissance imagery in Cornwall, comparing ornamentation on woodwork, including benchends, together with religious and secular plasterwork with Prior Thomas Vyvyan’s innovative 1533 tomb of Catacleuse marble in Bodmin priory, the design of which bears comparison with Torrigiano’s tomb of Henry VII.
Aidan Dobson, 2004, The royal tombs of Great Britain. An illustrated history (Duckworth, London. viii + 248 pp. 170 b & w photos, plans, maps & genealogical tables in the text. ISBN 0 7156 3310 4. Hbk. £25)
Comprises: Introduction; chapters on the places of death & burial, the tombs and the post interment history of rulers of ‘The early English kingdoms’, ‘England’, ‘Scotland’ (but not Wales or Ireland) and the ‘United Kingdom’, from the 6th century to George VI, arranged chronologically; with appendices of ‘The known tombs of royal consorts’, ‘The Stuarts in exile’, ‘Foreign monarchs buried in Great Britain’, and ‘The principal chapels, churches and mausolea containing royal tombs’ (with brief text and some plans); also a chronological list of rulers, genealogical tables and index. The text is not referenced but there is a bibliography and a list of studies (not quite complete) of individual royal burials, arranged alphabetically by the name of the monarch.
Julian Litten, 2005, ‘The heraldic funeral’, The Coat of Arms, 3rd ser., 1, part
1 (No. 209), Spring, 47-
Includes supplementary photographs of the quin-
Julian Luxford, 2004, ‘Sculpture as exemplar: the Founders’ Book of Tewkesbury Abbey
and its sculptural models’, Sculpture Journal, 12, 4-
Concerns the relationship between the now fragmentary figures of the Lords of the Manor of Tewkesbury, originally from the Beauchamp chantry in Tewkesbury Abbey, and the figures in the Founders’ Book (Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Top. Gloucs d.2).
J.A. Mol and J. Post, 2004, ‘De epposten van Rinsumageest’, Koninlijke Nederlandse
Oudheidkundige Bond Bulletin, 103, No. 4, pp. 109-
This article offers new thoughts on the 'Eppo stone' from Rinsumageest in Friesland.
Ralph Richardson, 2004, ‘The effigy tombs of the gentry of Worcestershire 1500-
Based on a Birmingham University MA dissertation, 1998. ‘Effigy’ includes incised slabs and brasses and there is a supplementary list of those clergy tombs which are ‘very similar in style to gentry tombs’.
Peter Ryder, 2005, The medieval cross slab grave covers in Cumbria (Cumberland and
Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, extra ser., 32. ix. + 214 pp.
incl. many line drawings & 4 b & w photos. ISBN 1 873124 40 6. Hbk. £20 for non-
Orders should be sent to Richard Hall, Cumbria Record Office, County Offices, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4RQ. Cheques to be made payable to CWAAS. This volume continues the author’s series of county surveys of this class of monument: those already published include County Durham, West Yorkshire and south Northumberland.
Xavier F. Salomon, 2004, ‘The contract for Giuliano Finelli’s monument to Cardinal
Pietro Aldobrandini’, Burlington Magazine, 146, No. 1221. December, 815-
Concerns the monument to Cardinal Aldobrandini (d.1621), intended for the family chapel of S. Maria Sopra Minerva, Rome, the site of his burial and lavish funeral. The monument (the initial contract for which is dated 1632) was to be paid for by his sister and heir, Olimpia, but it was never completed and the chapel now contains no monument or inscription to the Cardinal .
Jean Wilson, 2004, ‘Why Fotheringhay? The location of the trial and execution of
Mary, Queen of Scots’, Renaissance Journal (the journal of the AHRB Centre for the
Study of the Renaissance Elites and Court Cultures, University of Warwick), 2, no.
2, June, pp. 3-
Deals briefly with monuments to the Dukes of York at Fotheringhay and contains a definitive explanation of why the effigy of Lord Denbigh at Warwick wears a coronet. Should in due course be available at: www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ren/publications/journal (the latest issue available on line at April 2005 is vol. 2, no. 1).
Rita Wood, 2003, ‘The Romanesque tomb-
Concludes that the Tournai marble slab dates from about 1150 and favours the priory’s founder, Walter de Gant (d. 1139), as the most likely candidate for the person commemorated.
Sally Badham, 2005, ‘Evidence for the minor funerary monument industry 1100-
A useful overview, beginning by pointing out that brass engraving was an urban activity, though dependent on the country for part of their production process and much of their market. It was dominated by the London Purbeck marblers, though regional schools became more successful after c. 1450. By contrast many (though not all) incised slabs were the products of quarry workshops responsible for a wide range of products. Only the Purbeck and Barnack workshops marketed cross slabs over a wide area.
Francis Cheetham, , Unearthed: Nottingham’s medieval alabasters ([City of Nottingham (Museums and Galleries), Nottingham]. ISBN 0905634 69 1. 72 pp. with many illus., most in colour. Pbk. £12.95)
Fully illustrated catalogue of over 20 alabaster statues and panels in the City Museums’
permanent collection, with an introduction which includes a section on ‘The tomb
carvers’ (pp. 12-
Reindert Falkenburg, Herman Roodenburg and Frits Scholten, 2001, Sumptuous memories:
studies in seventeenth-
Vittoria Garibaldi and Bruno Toscano (eds), 2005, Arnolfo di Cambio: una rinascita
nell’Umbria medievale (Silvana Editoriale, Milan. 312 pp, 60 col. & 80 b/w illus.
Catalogue of an exhibition held partly in Perugia and partly in Orveito, 7 July 2005-
William Gibson, 2004, ‘The tomb of Bishop Benjamin Hoadley’, Ecclesiology Today,
34, January, 48-
Monument to Hoadley (d. 1761) by Joseph Wilton, in Winchester Cathedral.
Roberta Gilchrist and Barney Sloane, 2005, Requiem. The medieval monastic cemetery
in Britain (Museum of London Archaeology Service, [London]. xvii + 273 pp. incl.
155 illus. (many col.), short summaries in French and German, bibliography & index.
Comprehensive study based on the analysis of some 8000 graves from over ‘70 cemeteries
[a gazateer of sites in included] in England, Scotland and Wales, focussing principally
on religious houses (c.1050 to c.1600 CE) with comparative evidence drawn from cathedrals,
parish churches and Jewish cemeteries. The book [will be] complemented by a fully
Jean Guillaume, (introduction), 2005, Demeures d’éternité. Églises et Chapelles funéraires
aux XVe et XVIe siècles (Picard, Paris. 288 pp., 180 illus. ISBN 2-
Includes Howard Colvin, ‘The funerary chapel in England and Scotland in the 16th and 17th centuries’; and Nigel Llewellyn, ‘Somptuossima … Commemoration at Westminster Abbey, c. 1600’, as well as other papers on subjects in France, the Low Countries, Italy and Spain.
Laurence Keen and Peter Ellis (eds), 2005, Sherborne Abbey and School: excavations
Includes an Appendix (pp. 7-
Hadrien Kockerols, 1999-
vol. 1 (1999): Arrondissement de Huy: tombes et épitaphes 1100-
vol. 2 (2001): Arrondissement de Namur: tombes et épitaphes 1000-
vol. 3 (2003): Arrondissement de Dinant: tombes et épitaphes 1200-
vol. 4 (2004): Arrondissement de Liège: tombes et épitaphes 1000-
Each volume contains an introduction followed by an inventory in chronological sequence with many illustrations, with indexes of places, personal names and bibliography. Between about one quarter and one third of the entries are for tombs before 1600; the majority of these entries are for incised slabs, and sculpted effigies included are usually in very low relief. Further details can be obtained from email@example.com
Mary Markus, 2004, ‘St Bride’s Douglas -
This study of the medieval effigies and their tombs in this church, cared for by Historic Scotland, took advantage of greater access to three of the five effigies, occasioned by their removal from the church during conservation work which began in January 2003 and is described in an appendix.
D.M. Palliser, 2004, ‘Royal Mausolea in the long Fourteenth Century (1271-
A synthesis and reassessment of intended and actual places of English royal burial
and the chronology of the process by which Westminster Abbey became the pre-
Nicholas Rogers, 2004, ‘ “Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum”: images and texts
relating to the resurrection of the dead and the Last Judgement on English brasses
and incised slabs’, in Nigel Morgan (ed.), Prophecy, Apocalypse and the Day of Doom
(Harlaxton Medieval Studies XII. Paul Watkins Publishing, Donington. ISBN 1900289
68 7), 342-
Veronica Sekules, 2000, ‘Dynasty and patrimony in the self-
Includes discussion of Philippa’s effigial tomb in Westminster Abbey.
Anne F. Sutton and Livia Visser-
‘This includes enlarged and corrected versions of texts that originally appeared
in The Ricardian, 9 (1997-
Paul de Win, 2005, ‘ “Danse Macabre” around the tomb and bones of Margaret of York,
The Ricardian, 15, 53-
Not about the Danse Macabre per se; but concerns the lost tomb of Margaret, third and last wife of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, formerly in the Franciscan church at Malines; and whether her bones were ever found during several attempts to locate them. The precise form of the tomb is uncertain but it included a cadaver image of Margaret and another image, showing her kneeling and being presented to St Margaret.
Tim Ayers and Tim Tatton-
Includes: John Crook, ‘The medieval shrines of Rochester Cathedral’, 114-
Sally Badham 2004, 'Cast copper-
This study analyses the lettering on the tombs in Westminster Abbey to Edward III, Richard II and Cardinal Langham, and the monument to the Black Prince in Canterbury Cathedral, showing them to be in the style of the London B brass engraving workshop. The evidence concerning the various craftsmen concerned suggests that Henry Yevele and Stephen Lote were involved in the production both of these tombs and of monumental brasses.
Sally Badham and Thomas Woodcock, 2006, ‘John Archibald Goodall, FSA (1930-
Tobias E Capwell, 2005, ‘Observations on the armour depicted on three mid-
A very useful article. Through the kindness of our member Mrs Ann Norman, the author had access to the archive of our former President A.V.B. Norman whose book on Scottish ‘Lowland’ effigies was almost complete at the time of his death.
Francis Cheetham, 2005, English medieval alabasters, revised edn (Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 2005. 368pp, 8 col. and 338 b/w illus.; ISBN 1843830094, Hbk. £90)
Essentially a reprint of the original edition of 1984 (Phaidon, Oxford) with an added,
Paul Cockerham, 2004, 'The incised slab to an architect at Caudebec-
The mural incised slab to Guillaume Le Tellier (d. 1484) has unusual iconography, including a skeleton man with a pair of compasses and set square, as well as a plan of the church and some builders' tools, but is shown to be a nineteenth century restoration.
Dagmar Eichberger (ed.), 2005, Women of Distinction: Margaret of York; Margaret of Austria (Brepols, Leuven)
Catalogue with introductory essays of an exhibition of the same title, held in Mechelen,
Belgium, 17 Sept.-
John Fendley (ed.), 2005, Notes on the Diocese of Gloucester by Chancellor Richard Parsons, c. 1700 (Bristol & Gloucs Archaeol. Soc. (Records Series, 19). xxiii + 576 pp. (incl. index), 1 illus. ISBN 0 900197 64 1. Hbk)
An edition of the original notes in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Rawl. B.323. The introduction notes that ‘Parsons paid especial attention to recording monumental inscriptions’ but ‘some of the largest and most ancient of monuments go unremarked’. Mentions of medieval monuments are mostly brief. Appendices of ‘Notes added by Richard Rawlinson’ and ‘Translations of epitaphs in Latin and Greek’.
Heather Gilderdale Scott, 2005, '"this little Westminster": the chantry-
Elizabeth Wincott Heckett, 2002, ‘The Margaret Fitzgerald tomb effigy: a late medieval
headdress and gown in St. Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny’, in Désirée G. Koslin and
Janet Snyder (eds.), Encountering medieval textiles and dress: objects, texts, images
(The new Middle Ages) (Palgrave, New York), 209-
Not seen by PJL but reference found from The Royal Historical Society’s on-
Christopher Herbert, 2006, ‘Permanent Easter sepulchres: a Victorian creation?',
Church Archaeology, 7-
Aleksandra McClain, 2006, ‘A medieval grave slab from Northallerton, North Yorkshire:
its style, use, and social contest’, Church Archaeology, 7-
Concerns an elaborate and unusual mid-
Harold Mytum and Kate Chapman, 2006, ‘The origin of the graveyard headstone: some
Kirsty Owen, 2006, ‘Iconographic representations of mortality and resurrection in
Analyses the evidence from funerary monuments.
Warwick Rodwell, 2006, ‘Lichfield Cathedral: archaeology of the nave sanctuary’,
Church Archaeology, 7-
Includes discussion of the remarkable Anglo-
Frits Scholten and Monique Verber, 2005, From Vulcan’s forge. Bronzes from the Rijksmuseum,
Includes (as cat. no. 2) the ten surviving bronze ‘weepers’ (on loan to the Rijksmuseum from the City of Amsterdam), attributed to Jean Delemer or a follower, from the tomb of Isabella of Bourbon (d. 1465), second wife of Charles the Bold, originally in the mausoleum set up in 1476 by her daughter, Mary of Burgundy, in St Michael’s Abbey, Antwerp. The bronze effigy from the tomb is preserved in the Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp. Selections from the catalogue (including two of the weepers) were exhibited at Daniel Katz’s showrooms in Old Bond Street from 15 Nov. to 16 Dec. 2005 and a further selection is due to be exhibited at the Lichstenstein Museum, Vienna, 7 April to 3 July 2006.
Peter Sherlock, 2004, 'Monuments, Reputation and Clerical Marriage in Reformation
England: Bishop Barlow's Daughters', Gender and History, 16: 57-
T. van Bueren (ed.), 2005, Care for the here and the hereafter: Memoria, Art and
Ritual in the Middle Ages (Brepols, Turnhout, Belgium. 332 pp., 127 b/w ill.+18 colour
illus. ISBN 2-
Titles of the papers are listed on Brepols webiste (www.brepols.net). To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Philip Whittemore, 2004, 'The Guildford tomb in Chelsea Old Church'. Monumental Brass
Society Transactions 17 pp. 132-
The article uses the evidence of an antiquarian drawing in BL MS Landsdown 874 to reconstruct the original appearance of the tomb to Lady Jane Guildford, Duchess of Northumberland (d. 1556); it is now badly damaged with the chest, canopy and pendant arches all lost.
Arne Karsten & Philipp Zitzlsperger (eds), 2004, Tod und Verklärung. Grabmalskulptur
in der fruehen Neuzeit (Death and glorification. Monumental sculpture in the early
modern age) (Böhlau Verlag, Cologne/Weimar/Vienna (www.boehlau.de) ISBN 3-
This book contains a series of articles by different authors, mostly (but not exclusively) on Italian and papal monuments.
Hartmut Jericke, 2006, Begraben und Vergessen? Tod und Grablege der deutschen Kaiser
und Koenige (To bury and forget? Death and interment of the German emperors and kings),
2 vols (DRW-
Vol. I -
(128 pp, 20 illus. ISBN 3-
Vol. II -
These are relatively inexpensive and popular books with brief entries for every emperor
and king up to 1612 which might thus be a helpful guidebook for non-
Paul Cockerham, 2006, Continuity and change: memorialisation and the Cornish funeral monument industry (British Archaeological Reports 121, Archaeopress, Oxford. xv + 616 pp, incl. 13 maps, 264 figs, b/w plates etc. ISBN 1841719455. Pbk £62 (£52 from Oxbow books))
Based on the PhD thesis of our member Paul Cockerham. Not yet seen by Philip Lankester but latest Oxbow catalogue says: ‘presents an extensive appraisal of several cohesive style groups of monuments, being the products of specific monument workshops in Cornwall from the end of the fifteenth century to the Commonwealth’.
Sarah Houlbrooke, 2006, ‘A study of the materials and techniques of [the] 13th century
tomb of Aveine, Countess of Lancester [sic.], in Westminster Abbey’, The Conservator,
29 (for 2005/06), 105-
An important study of one of the small number of British medieval sculpted tombs to retain a large proportion of its medieval polychromy.
Phillip Lindley 2006, ‘Two fourteenth-
Harold Mytum, 2006, ‘Death, Burial and Commemoration: An Archaeological Perspective on Urban Cemeteries', in Adrian Green and Roger Leech (eds),
Cities In The World, 1500-
Nigel Saul, 2006, ‘The contract for the brass of Richard Willoughby (d. 1471) at
Wollaton (Notts.)’, Nottingham Medieval Studies, 50, 166-
This very important article centres on a previously unknown draft contract dated 1466 for one of the finest and most accomplished brasses of the later 15th century, commissioned by Richard Willoughby in his lifetime at a cost of 8 marks (Nottingham University Library, Middleton Collection Mi 5/168/34). It is the only known contract with a named London marbler, proving that James Reames was producing London D style brasses from a workshop in the London Blackfriars in the 1460s, although some time before 1471 he moved to St Paul’s churchyard. Comparison with the surviving brass in Willoughby’s chantry chapel at Wollaton shows how closely Reames adhered to his instructions. Although impressive in its own right, the brass formed only part of the monument. The elaborate canopied recess and open tomb chest enclosing a stone cadaver must have been separately commissioned; sadly the contract for the stonework does not appear to survive.
Fergus Cannan, 2006, ‘Alabaster representations of the Holy Spirit and allegations
of Lollard vandalism’, Sculpture Journal, 15.1, pp. 92-
Paul Cattermole (ed.), 2007, Wymondham Abbey. A history of the monastery and parish church (Wymondham Abbey Book Committee, Wymondham. ISBN 978 0 9554899 11 (Hbk), 978 0 9554899 03 (Pbk)).
Includes: Jonathan Finch, ‘The monuments’ , pp. 276-
Jackie Hall and Christine Kratske (eds), 2005, Sepulturae Cisterciensis: Burial,
memorial and patronage in medieval Cistercian monasteries (special edition of Cîteaux
Much of interest for those who are good linguists. 13 articles in four languages:
5 English, 1 French, 4 German, 1 Spanish, plus Jackie Hall, Shelagh Sneddon and Nadine
Sohr, ‘Table of legislation concerning the burial of laity and other patrons in Cistercian
abbeys’, in Latin, with parallel translations in English, French and German, with
Sven Hauschke, 2005, Die Grabdenkmäler der Nürnberger Vischer-
To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Hadrien Kockerols, 1999-
For volumes 1-
Jonathan Marsden, ‘A newly discovered bust of Catherine de Medici by Germain Pilon’,
Burlington Magazine, 148, no. 1245, Dec. 2006, pp. 833-
A bronze bust in the Royal Collection (at Windsor Castle), bearing the title ‘Marie
de Medici’, is shown to be an adaptation of Pilon’s full-
Nicholas, Rogers, 2006, ‘Hic Iacet …: the location of monuments in late medieval
parish churches’, in Clive Burgess and Eamon Duffy (eds), The parish in late medieval
England. Harlaxton Medieval Studies, 14 (Shaun Tyas, Donnington, 2006), pp. 261-
A review of the whole volume will appear in Church Monuments.
Tony Trowles, 2005, A bibliography of Westminster Abbey: a guide to the literature of Westminster Abbey, Westminster School and St Margaret’s Church published between 1571 and 2000 (Westminster Abbey Record Series, Boydell Press, Woodbridge. 400 pp. 10 digit ISBN: 1843831546; 13 digit ISBN: 9781843831549. Hbk £50).
Finding the numerous publications on the Abbey is a headache for any researcher and
this volume will be a great help. Arranged by theme with indexes of authors and subjects
it ‘provides full bibliographical details of more than 3300 printed works, including
parliamentary papers, editions of archival sources, guide books, theses, historical
monographs and journal articles’. Section VII, ‘Death, Burial and Memorialization’,
Françoise Baron, 2006, ‘Le médican, le prince, les prélats et la mort. L’appiration
du transi dans la sculpture française du Moyen Age’, Cahiers Archaeologiques, 51,
A reconsideration of the factors contributing to the first appearance of cadaver tombs in France in the 1390s, with an examination of all the known French examples (surviving and lost) dating to before 1425. Among other things, the author shows that many of those commemorated had links to Louis, Duke of Orléans (murdered 1407; he requested a cadaver effigy in his will of 1403) or his father, Charles V.
Jerome Bertram, 2007, ‘From Duccius to Daubernon: Ancient Antecedents for Monumental
Brass Design’, in L. Gilmour (ed.), Pagans and Christians – from Antiquity to the
Middle Ages. Papers in honour of Martin Henig presented on the occasion of his 65th
birthday, BAR International Series 1610, pp. 219-
A useful survey of burial practice and commemoration from the Roman period to the end of the Middle Ages. It also has some interesting juxtapositions of illustrations of brasses and Roman funeral sculpture from Britain.
Paul Binski, 2006, ‘John the Smith’s Grave’, in Susan L’Engle and Gerald B. Guest
(eds), Tributes to Jonathan J.G. Alexander. The Making and Meaning of Illuminated
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, Art and Architecture (London, Harvey Miller.
ix + 532 pp., ISBN 10: 1872501478; 13: 978-
Concerns the brass at Brightwell Baldwin, Oxfordshire – a very early English inscription,
formerly accompanied by a shield and, as first noted by Jerome Bertram, a shrouded
P. Cockerham, 2007? ‘ “Three into one won’t go”: monuments in early modern Cornwall’,
in Reiner Sörries and Stefanie Knöll (eds), Creating identities (proceedings of an
international conference, 30 October -
This article examines how the 16th century subjection of Cornish identity and autonomy
and its consequent social tensions affected memorialisation in the county. At the
start of the 16th century there was a tangible dichotomy between the commemoration
of the aristocratic few, who favoured London-
Richard Cust, 2007, ‘Sir Henry Spelman investigates’, The Coat of Arms, 3rd series,
3, pt 1 (No. 213), Spring, pp. 25-
Concerns a case brought before the Court of Chivalry in 1635 against Thomas Tuckfield of Tedbourne (Devon) who ‘was accused of having erected a large funeral monument in Credition church [in March 1630/31] on which “he hath placed arms and given his father the title of esquire”, in spite of the fact that his father, John, had been made to disclaim his gentility at the heralds’ visitation of Devon in 1620’.
Robert Favraud and Jean Michaud, 2000, 2002 Corpus des inscriptions de la France médiévale (Paris, CNRS Éditions, Pbk)
20: Côte d’Or (with Bernadette Mora) (2002, ix + 137 pp,. illus. ISBN 2271056616)
21: Yonne (2000, 360 pp., illus. ISBN 2271057698)
22: Calvados, Eure, Manche, Orne, Seine-
The latest three volumes in this series which includes monumental inscriptions (several monuments are illustrated). The ‘medieval’ period covered by the Corpus ends at 1300.
David Gaimster, Sarah McCarthy and Bernard Nurse (eds), 2007, Making history. Antiquaries
in Britain 1707-
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Royal Academy, London (15 Sept.-
Hadrien Kockerols, 2007, Monuments funéraires en pays mosan vol. 6, la Pointe de
Givet. (Les editions namuroises, Namur, 160 pp. ISBN 978-
Tombs and epitaphs 1200-
D.P. Mortlock and C.V. Roberts, 2007, The Guide to Norfolk Churches, (2nd revised and enlarged edn, The Lutterworth Press, Cambridge. 400 pp., illus., ISBN 13: 9780718830649. Pbk £25.00/US$52.50).
Includes some mentions of church monuments. Its sister publication The Guide to Suffolk Churches by D.P. Mortlock is currently under revision and will be published in the near future.
Ian Panter and Richard Hall, 2007, ‘Gingering up the Viking age in Lythe’, Yorkshire
Archaeology Today, 13, Autumn, pp. 16-
A Heritage Lottery Fund grant is enabling the better public display of what is numerically the largest collection of hogback grave markers at one site – at Lythe (North Yorkshire). Conservation of one of them, formerly in the churchyard (Lang no. 29), by the York Archaeological Trust has revealed for the first time, on one side, a crude human figure between two animals, which is compared with a similar scene on a hogback grave marker at Sockburn (Co. Durham).
Gordon Le Pard, 2007, ‘Two Purbeck marble coffin lids from Bincombe -
Concerns two medieval cross slab grave covers, in the churchyard, believed by local tradition to mark the burial place of two executed deserters from the German Legion (recorded in the parish registers) which record was the basis of Thomas Hardy’s short story ‘The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion’. However, it is pointed out that Hardy states several times that the graves were unmarked.
Margaret Pullen, 2007? (due November), The Monuments of the Parish Church of St Peter-
For advance orders, contact Maney Publishing at Suite 1C, Joseph's Well, Hanover Walk, Leeds LS3 1AB or at www.maney.co.uk.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2007?, Isabella’s Weeper’s. Ten statues from a Burgundian tomb (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. 64 pp., 70 col. illus. Dutch and English editions. Pbk € 14.95. Can be ordered from the museum’s website: www.rijksmuseum.nl)
Weepers from the tomb of Isabella of Bournon (d 1465), second wife of Charles the
Bold, Duke of Burgundy. Some of these figures were included in the exhibition catalogue
by Frits Scholten and Monike Verber, From Vulcan's forge..., listed in Newsletter
21.1 and reviewed by Sally Badham in Church Monuments, 21, 2006, pp. 194-
Simon Roffey, 2006, ‘Constructing a vision of salvation: chantries and the social
dimension of religious experience in the medieval parish church’, Archaeol. J., 163,
Seeks to increase the understanding of the ritual topography of churches, [articularly chantry chapels, by considering site lines, especially those enabled by squints.
J.B. Trapp†, 2006, ‘Petrachan places. An essay in the iconography of commemoration’,
J. Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 69, pp. 1-
Includes a long discussion of Petrarch’s tomb, erected by his son-
Pt I includes discussion of monuments and illus. of examples (in Lancs) at Winwick, and (in Cheshire) at Macclesfield (col. pl. 5), Over Peover (incl. col. pl. 4) and Gawsworth (Cheshire). Pt II focuses on the funerals of Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby; Sir John Savage of Rock Savage and Sir Peter Leigh of Lyme, and includes col. illus. of effigies of Sir John Savage (d. 1597) and wife Elizabeth at Macclesfield (Cheshire) and alabaster effigies of c.1500 at Ormskirk (Lancashire), said to have come from Burscough Priory.
James Wilkinson, 2007, Henry VII’s Lady Chapel in Westminster Abbey (JW-
Includes several col. illus. of tombs.
Yorkshire Archaeological Society Family History Section, 2007, War memorials in the
cemeteries of Leeds: inscriptions and details (YAS, Leeds. iv + 32 pp. ISBN 978-
A record of the inscriptions on each monument with an index of names, compiled by
Margaret Ford and others. Copies may be ordered from: Mrs Anne Hill, Publications
Sales, Family History Section -
Sally Badham, 2007, ‘Whose body? Monuments displaced from St Edward the Confessor’s
Chapel, Westminster Abbey’, J. British Archaeol. Assoc., 160, pp. 129-
Considers four monuments as candidates for the one moved in 1395 to make way for the tomb of Richard II and Anne of Bohemia in the Confessor's Chapel: the Cosmatesque tomb in the south ambulatory, the tomb in the Chapel of St John the Baptist, known as the 'de Bohun tomb' (which Badham clearly demonstrates it cannot be), and the two tombs in the Chapel of Sts Edmund and Thomas: those of John of Eltham and William of Valence; concluding that the latter tomb is the most likely to have been moved from the nite now occupied by Richard II's tomb.
Sally Badham, 2007, ‘Edward the Confessor’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey: the origins
of the Royal mausoleum and its Cosmatesque pavement’, Antiquaries J., 87, pp. 197-
Examines evidence for early burials in St Edward the Confessor's Chapel, Westminster,
making use of recent surveys by ground penetrating radar to locate probable, below-
Ron Baxter, 2007, ‘The tombs of the archbishops of Mainz’, in Ute Engel and Alexandra
Gajewski (eds), Mainz and the Middle Rhine Valley, (British Archaeological Assoc.
Conference Transactions, 30, Leeds, British Archaeological Association and Maney
Publishing. ISBN 978-
Synopsis: ‘Mainz Cathedral is unique in possessing memorials to its archbishops,
in the form of [mostly relief effigial] tomb-
P[aul] Cockerham, 2007 ‘ “To mak a Tombe for the Earell of Ormon and to set it up
Iarland”: Renaissance ideals in Irish funeral monuments’, in Thomas Herron and Michael
Potterton (eds), Ireland in the Renaissance c. 1540-
Examines aspects of the monuments industry in Kilkenny between 1560 and 1660, looking
especially at the impact of the deliberately antiquarianised Butler tombs in St Candice
‘s cathedral and elsewhere in the Butler sphere of influence ordered en bloc by Piers
Ruadh Butler to underpin his legitimate but contested inheritance of the earldom
of Ormond; and the lost monument made by Nicholas Stone in 1614 to Piers’s successor,
the 9th earl of Ormond, (known as Black Tom), the design of which probably inspired
the early 17th-
Nancy Edwards, 2007, ‘Edward Lhuyd and the origins of early medieval Celtic archaeology’,
Antiquaries J., 87, pp. 165-
‘The Welshman Edward Henry Lhuyd (?1659/60-
T Fanning and M Clyne (eds), 2007, Kells Priory, Co. Kilkenny: archaeological investigations
(Dublin, The Stationery Office. ISBN 0-
Section 7.1, ‘The medieval funerary monuments’ by J. Higgins, pp. 453-
Sam Fogg, 2007 Art of the Middle Ages, (Sam Fogg (dealer), London. ISBN 978-
Fully illustrated catalogue of items, most or all of which were offered for sale.
Includes a ‘weeper’ from the tomb of Aymon le Pacifique, Count of Savoy, formerly
at the Abbey of Hautecombe, carved by Jean de Brecquessent (fl. 1299-
This book is written by a group of local enthusiasts. It is aimed primarily at the general market, although the dedicated students of church monuments will also find it a worthwhile buy. It covers all types of monuments right up to the 20th century, including graveyard monuments and WWI memorials, most of which are illustrated by good quality photographs. A mainly thematic approach is adopted (e.g. women and children; memorials to clergymen; memorials with an American connection), although there is a chronological focus to other chapters (medieval tombs; 17th century) and there are specialist sections on epitaphs, symbols and heraldry. It is well presented and written in a lively, accessible style. It is an ideal beginner's book, which hopefully will lead some readers to a deeper interest in church monuments.
Published to coincide with an exhibition held at the Temple Church and a linked conference
held at the Courtauld Institute on 14 June: ‘In despight of the devouring flame:
the history, architecture and effigies of the Temple Church’. Both events celebrated
the 400th anniversary of the granting of the Temple to the two Inns of Court, the
Inner and Middle Temple, by James I in 1608. Includes several illustrations of the
effigies and later monuments, in their former and current states (pp. 28-
Jackie Hall, 2007, ‘Croxden Abbey church: architecture, burial and patronage’, J.
British Archaeol. Assoc., 160, pp. 39-
Includes sections on the death and burial of the Verduns (patrons of the abbey) and
on other burials there with discussion and illustrations of the later 13th-
C Heighway and R Bryant, 2007, The tomb of Edward II: a royal Monument in Gloucester Cathedral. (Past Historic, Kings Stanley, Stonehouse, 16 pp. incl. many illus, ISBN 9780955709302. Pbk £4.95)
After a short introduction this booklet analyses the form and structure of the tomb (built of Purbeck marble, oolitic limestone with an alabaster effigy) through a series of sequenced diagrams and detailed photographs with captions. Notice by Norman Hammond in The Times, 31 Dec. 2007, p. 49.
Phillip Lindley, 2007, ‘The funeral and tomb effigies of Queen Katherine of Valois
and King Henry V’, J. British Archaeol. Assoc., 160, pp. 165-
Synopsis: ‘This paper re-
Phillip Lindley, 2007, Tomb destruction and scholarship. Medieval monuments in early
modern England (Donington, Shaun Tyas. ISBN 1 900289 873 (ten digits) & 978-
The first three chapters examine and analyse the causes and consequences of the destruction
of tomb monuments resulting from the 16th-
Aleksandra McClain, 2007, ‘Medieval cross slabs in the North Riding of Yorkshire’,
Yorkshire Archaeol. J., 79, pp. 155-
From the synopsis: ‘This article undertakes a systematic archaeological investigation of the cross slabs of the North Riding …, exploring their stylistic features and chronological development …, as well as examining the monuments within the physical and social contexts which were essential to their creation and use’.
Susie Nash (with contributions from Till-
Published to accompany the exhibition ‘The dawn of the Burgundian age: André Beauneveu,
artist to the courts of France and Flanders’, at the Groeningenmuseum, Bruges, 14
September 2007 -
Roberta Panzanelli with Eike Schmidt and Kenneth Lapatin (eds), 2008, The Color of
Life: Polychromy in Sculpture from Antiquity to the Present. exhib cat. 200 pages,
9 x 12 in., 166 colour and 10 b/w illustrations. Hbk ISBN 978-
(from the Getty website: http://www.getty.edu/bookstore/titles/colorlife.html) ‘Published to coincide with an exhibition [at] the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa [Malibu, California] from 6 March to 23 June, 2008 … The works are presented not chronologically but in pairings and sequences that inspire insightful connections, tracing aspects of the impulse that through the ages has inspired sculptors to endow otherwise monochrome figures with the color of life’. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Simon Roffey, 2007, The medieval chantry chapel: an archaeology (Boydell & Brewer, Woodbridge, 208 pp incl. 37 b & w & 36 line illus., selected gazetteer, bibliography & index. ISBN 978 1 84383 334 5. Hbk. £40.
Contents (taken from the publisher’s flyer): (1) Introduction, (2) Medieval visions of the afterlife, (3) Setting the context: early origins and influences on later medieval chantry, (4) Sources and approaches, (5) Medieval chantry chapels: form and fabric, (6) The social and religious context of chantry chapels in the medieval parish, (7) The Reformation and chantry chapels, (8) Case studies: Stoke Charity, Bridgwater and Mere, (9) Conclusions. For the author’s 2006 article on this theme see Newsletter 23/2, p. 30.
Nigel Saul, 2007, ‘The growth of a mausoleum: the pre-
From the Synopsis: ‘A comprehensive study is attempted of the pre-
Christopher Starr, 2007 Medieval mercenary. Sir John Hawkwood of Essex, (Essex Record
Office, Chelmsford), ISBN 978-
Drawn from information on the ERO website: ‘tells the story of Sir John Hawkwood of Sible Hedingham, the most famous condottiere of his day. Hawkwood's rise from ordinary solider to commanding general is described, as is his marriage to Donnina Visconti, daughter of the tyrant of Milan.’ It deals with Hawkwood’s two monuments: one, in the Duomo, Florence, is a fresco of an equestrian monument and the other, in his chantry at Sible Hedenham, Essex, is a canopied tomb chest. Various other monuments of descendants are also illustrated. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
J P G Taylor, 2008(?) A fair gate to oblivion. A celebration of the English epitaph, (Ricall, York, Oblong (publishers). vii. + 208 pp, 37 illus. ISBN 978 9536574 9 0 Pbk £18 plus p & p.)
Extracted from publisher’s flyer: This ‘book includes almost 400 examples of the genre [of the English epitaph], about one third of which are drawn from Yorkshire … The work is not an anthology, but rather an explanation of the changing language of the epitaph and the way in which it has reflected changing religious beliefs and social attitudes’.
Jean Wilson, 2007, ‘Anyone for tennis? The monument to Captain Gervase Scrope in
St Michael’s, Coventry’, Antiquaries J., 87, pp. 357-
Synopsis: ‘The monument to Captain Gervase Scrope was destroyed in 1940, but a rubbing survives in the Society [of Antiquaries of London]’s collections. It alludes to Real Tennis, and in doing so takes part in a debate extending from Plautus to Stephen Hawking about the attitude of the Creator to the universe, although the side it takes is, in an ecclesiastical setting, unexpected’.
Alex Woodcock, 2007, ‘Death and the mermaid: the carved capitals at St Michael’s
Horwood (North Devon) and their patron’, J. British Archaeol. Assoc., 160, pp. 147-
Includes discussion and illustration of the mid-
Darby records six bodies, found in vaults under the two tombs, which it is conjectured were those of the 3rd Duke of Norfolk, who was buried at Framlingham from the outset, and five of his family whose bodies were removed from Thetford Priory (Norfolk) after the Dissolution.
Jean Wilson draws attention to the Peterhouse Annual Record (an outstandingly good
publication for alumni of that College), covering the years 2004/5, which takes death
as its theme. It contains a number of articles of interest to members, including
one by James Stevens Curl on monuments to the Curl family at Soberton in Hampshire.
There are also a number of funerary-
Paul Everson and David Stocker, ‘Masters of Kirkstead: hunting for salvation', in
John McNeill (ed.) King’s Lynn and the Fens: Medieval art, architecture and archaeology
(Brit. Archaeol. Assoc. Conf. Trans XXXI, for 2005, Leeds. 256 pp., incl. 214 b &
w figs + 8 pp. col. pls including 12 figs. ISBN 978 1 906540 15 9 Hbk, £72; ISBN
978 1 906540 16 5 Pbk, £34), pp. 83-
Interprets the detached, 13th-
Jean Gidman, 2008, ‘The identity of the effigies in the Derby Chapel, Ormskirk Parish
Church: a re-
Concerns the four alabaster effigies -
Mark Horton and Katherine Robson Brown, 2007, ‘An aristocratic mausoleum at Grosbot
Concerns a freestanding mausoleum, in use between about 1200 and 1300. Its location
to the east of the claustral buildings of the Cistercian monastery raises interesting
questions about access. Although most of the monuments and surface grave covers had
been robbed from the graves (which included both stone sarcophagi and slab-
Sam Hutchison, 2008, The Light of Other Days: A selection of monuments, mausoleums
and memorials in Church of Ireland churches and graveyards and those whom they commemorate
(Dublin, Wordwell, 2008, 160 pp. Incl. 120 col. illus; ISBN 978-
An interesting and lavishly illustrated survey by an enthusiast which provides an interesting introductory survey of Irish memorials and sets them in their historical context.
William Lack, H. Martin Stuchfield and Philip Whittemore, 2008, The monumental brasses of Herefordshire (The County Series, Stratford St Mary.
xx + 251 pp. incl. many b. & w. illus. ISBN 978 0 9554484 0 9 Pbk £35 incl. p & p.). Copies obtainable from: The County Series, Lowe Hill House,
Stratford St Mary, Suffolk, CO7 6JX. Cheques should be made payable to 'The County Series'.
The latest volume in this important and impressive series, giving a detailed listing
of the monumental brasses of the English counties, is published in memory of our
late member John Coales (see obituary by Paul Cockerham, Church Monuments, 22, 2007,
£35 each; Berkshire and Buckinghamshire are out of print but a CD version is available at £20.
Julian M. Luxford, 2008, ‘The tomb of Sir Humphrey de Littlebury at All Saints, Holbeach’,
in John McNeill (ed.) King’s Lynn and the Fens: Medieval art, architecture and archaeology
(Brit. Archaeol. Assoc. Conf. Trans XXXI, for 2005, Leeds. 256 pp., incl. 214 b &
w figs + 8 pp. col. pls including 12 figs. ISBN 978 1 906540 15 9 Hbk, £72; ISBN
978 1 906540 16 5 Pbk, £34), pp. 148-
Analyses this important and unusual tomb and concludes that the chest was made about the time of Sir Humphrey’s death in 1339 and that the effigy was added about 20 years later. This volume to be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Julian M Luxford, 2008, ‘The Collegiate Church as Mausoleum’, in Clive Burgess and
Martin Heale (eds), The Late Medieval English College and its Contents (York Medieval
Press (Boydell & Brewer), Woodbridge. 312 pp. incl. 6 b/w & 2 line illus. ISBN: 9781903153222.
Hbk £45), pp. 110-
Nigel Saul, , ‘Shadows of the past: indents of lost brasses in the Rutland
Chapel [St Georges’ Chapel, Windsor]’, Society of Friends of St George’s and Descendants
of Knights of the Garter, Annual Report, 2005/2006, pp. 374-
Four of the indents are illustrated by colour photographs.
Nigel Saul, 2008, ‘The medieval monuments of St Mary’s, Barton-
Discusses the important but worn collection of brasses and incised slabs, many imported from the Low Countries, in the social and economic context of the port of Barton and those commemorated.
This volume to be reviewed in Church Monuments
Jane Spooner, 2008, ‘The fourteenth-
The Great Yarmouth Greyfriars paintings are on a pair canopied tomb recesses, (each containing a plain Purbeck marble slab), here dated to about 1310 and originally situated in the south wall of the friary church nave. In addition to polychromy on the canopies’ tracery, the back wall of the better preserved recess is divided into a pair of painted canopies with a female head under one of them. This volume to be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Christian Steer, 2008, ‘Commemoration and women in medieval London’, in Matthew Davies
& Andrew Prescott (eds), London and the Kingdom: essays in honour of Caroline Barron
(Procs of the 2004 Harlaxton Symposium, Harlaxton Medieval Studies, XVI), Shaun Tyas,
Donington), pp. 230-
Uses the evidence of John Stow’s survey and other sources to examine lost monuments. Appendix II is a list of ‘surviving monuments to women in [the City of] London’ down to 1594. This volume to be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Danielle Westerhof, 2008, Death and the body in medieval England (Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 300 pages pp. 3 b/w illus., 1 line illus. ISBN 978 1 84383 416 8. Hbk £50).
(adapted from publisher’s summary) Examines how contemporary ideas about death and dying disrupted the abstract early medieval ideal of the aristocratic body. Explores the meaning of aristocratic funerary practices such as embalming and heart burial, and, conversely, looks at what the gruesomely elaborate executions of aristocratic traitors in England around the turn of the fourteenth century reveal about the role of the body in perceptions of group identity and society at large.
Although Richard III’s alabaster tomb at Leicester does not survive, various transcripts
of the inscription are known. Previously dismissed as a seventeenth-
Sally Badham and Geoff Blacker, 2009, Northern Rock: The Use of Egglestone Marble for Monuments in Medieval England . British Archaeological Reports, 480, Oxford. vi + 187 pp. incl. gazetteer, catalogues, data Appendices; illus. throughout with figs, maps, plans, drawings and photographs, incl. 3 col. Pls. ISBN 9781407304151. Pbk £38.00)
(adapted from the publisher’s web site) Egglestone marble, which has received little
attention in the past, is one of a group of so-
Fraser Brown and Christine Howard-
Includes: Laurence Keen, ‘The Medieval Tiled Floors of the Priory’. Tile Group 7
Brian Carne, 2007, Curiously painted: an illustrated history of the St. John family
polyptych at Lydiard Tregoze: its makers and its message (Friends of Lydiard Park,
Bierton. 246 pp. ISBN(13) 978-
Joan Coutu, 2006, Persuasion and Propaganda: Monuments and the Eighteenth-
(edited from the publisher’s website): In the eighteenth century sugar planters, merchants, aristocrats, politicians, and governments erected hundreds of commemorative monuments throughout the British Empire as expressions of social status, personal dynasties, territorial occupation, and imperial ambitions. In a culture transformed by the rising merchant class, these monuments – inherently public and hopefully permanent – underscored the economic, political, and cultural complexities of the emerging empire. Persuasion and Propaganda is the first study of these works of art within the framework of colonial politics and political culture. From private funeral monuments in the West Indies to works erected by the East India Company and the British Parliament, Coutu shows how the youthful British Empire saw itself and validated its mission through sculpture.
Matthew Craske, 2007, The Silent Rhetoric of the Body: A History of Monumental Sculpture
and Commemorative Art in England, 1720-
Reviewed by Simon Watney, Church Monuments, 23, 2008, pp 156-
(adapted from publisher’s information) This book is the first to examine eighteenth-
Antje Fehrmann, 2008, Grab und Krone. Koënigsgrabmaëler im mittelalterlichen England
und die posthume Selbstdarstellung der Lancaster (Tombs and the Crown. Royal tombs
in medieval England and the posthumous Lancastrian self-
To be reviewed by Sophie Ooterwijk.
A. A. Gill, 2009, 'Where the dead don't sleep', National Geographic, 215, No. 2,
February 2009, pp. 118-
Concerns mummies in Sicily, mostly nineteenth-
Madeleine Gray, 2006, ‘The medieval bishops’ effigies at Llandaff Cathedral’, Archaeologia
Cambensis, 153, for 2004, pp. 37-
Demonstrates the difficulties of reconciling antiquarian accounts with the effigies now surviving and suggests some possible solutions.
Barbara J. Harris, 2009, ‘The Fabric of Piety: Aristocratic Women and Care of the
Dead, 1450–1550’, Journal of British Studies, April, 48, No. 2, pp. 308-
Alessandra Bigi Iotti, 2008, ‘Andrea Sansovino and the design for a funerary monument
for Leo X’, Burlington Magazine, 150, no. 1268, November, pp. 757-
The present monument to Pope Leo X (d. 1521) in S. Maria sopra Minerva, Rome, was not commissioned until 1536. This article discusses an earlier unrealised design, known from a drawing in the Victoria and Albert Museum (attributed by Ulrich Middeldorf to Andrea Sansovino), and another drawing of the same design, possibly earlier but with the lower half missing, in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence (here identified for the first time), and compares the design with other known monuments and designs by Sansovino.
Eva Leistenschneider, 2008, Die französische Königsgrablege Saint-
To be reviewed.
Simon Marsden, 2007, Memento Mori: Churches and Churchyards of England (English Heritage, Swindon. Hbk as low as £7.99 from various remainder outlets, originally c.£25?) To be reviewed by Peter Hacker
David Meara, 2009 (chk), Modern Memorial Brasses 1880-
Beautifully produced with fine quality illustrations (including some of the artists
and engravers), this book includes a useful ‘checklist of nineteenth and twentieth-
Oliver Meys, 2009, Memoria und Bekenntnis. Die Grabdenkmäler evangelischer Landesherren
in Heiligen Römischen Reich Deutscher Nation im Zeitalter der Konfessionaliserung
(Memoria and denomination. The tomb monuments of evangelical princes in the Holy
Roman Empire of the German nation in the period of confessionalization) (Schnell
und Steiner, Regensburg. 888 pp., 150 illus. ISBN(13) 978-
To be reviewed by Stphanie Knoëll
Erika Naginski, 2009, Sculpture and Enlightenment (Oxford University Press, Oxford.
336 pages; 33 color and 78 b/w illustrations. ISBN(13) 978-
(edited from publisher’s web site): This book chronicles the transformation of public
art in eighteenth-
To be reviewed by Marjorie Trusted
Denys Pringle, 2008, An Expatriate Community in Tunis 1648-
(extracted from author’s profile on Cardiff University web site): A piece of ground
outside the Carthage Gate in which English and other Protestants who died in Tunis
might be buried was granted to the British consul by Hammuda Bay in the 1640s. It
continued to be used for that purpose until 1885, when a new municipal cemetery opened
outside Bab al-
Mark Roffey, 2008, Chantry Chapels: and Medieval strategies for the Afterlife (Tempus,
Stroud, 208 pp. ISBN 0752445715, ISBN-
This book will be reviewed in Church Monuments. For the author’s 2007 book on chantry chapels, see Newsletter 24/2, p. 29.
Nigel Saul , 2007, English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages: history and representation
(Oxford, Oxford University Press, 413 pp. Incl. 78 b & w illus., bibliography and
indexes. ISBN 978-
Outstandingly important survey – the result of many years of information gathering and thought– which seeks to set the monuments in their historical context. The first seven chapters discuss such topics as historiography, market and fashion, production, and function and meaning. Then follow chapters on effigies by type: military, civilian, legal, female and ‘the macabre’ (cadavers and the like), followed by an important chapter discussing the history, function and survival of inscriptions. An appendix provides ‘A list of sculpted effigial monuments of civilians in England to c.1500’. This book will be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Tony Trowles, 2008, Treasures of Westminster Abbey (Scala Publications, London & New York. 176 pp. 174 col & 9 b & w illus ISBN(13): 9781857594546; ISBN(10) 1857594541. Pbk £16.95). To be reviewed in Church Monuments
Geoffrey Tyck, 2009, The restored tomb of John Townsend at St Giles's Church, Oxford'
Oxoniensia, 73 (for 2008), pp. 198-
Describes the tomb-
Simon Watney, 2009, 'John Busnell in Chichester: the monument to Bishop Carleton',
Burlington Magazine, 150, no. 1268, 759-
Argues for Bushnell’s authorship of Carleton’s monument on stylistic grounds, by
comparison with features on his documented monuments, including ‘his enthusiastic
use of greatly enlarged decorative details’ and his highly distinctive putti ‘with
deeply cut retinas, wind-
Adam White, 2009, 'A Biographical Dictionary of London Tomb Sculptors c1560-
Supplement to the author's original dictionary which was published in Walpole Society, vol 60. Contains significant new information on many of the leading sculptors of the period, including the Colt (Poutrain) family, John Christmas, Cornelius Cure, Epiphanius Evesham, Edward and Joshua Marshall and Nicholas Stone the Elder.
Kim Woods, 2007, Imported Images. Netherlandish Late Gothic Sculpture in England
Comprised three introductory chapters: 'Sculpture in the Low Countries c.1400-
Amy Blakeway, 2009, ‘The Response to the Regent Moray's Assassination’, Scottish
Historical Review, 88, no. 1, Apr, pp. 9-
(extracted from author’s abstract in the British Humanities Index) Examines the immediate contemporary response to the assassination of James Stewart, earl of Moray and regent of Scotland. Moray's funeral and tomb are considered alongside the series of popular printed responses to his demise, largely written by the prolific King's party propagandist Robert Sempill. This article concludes that Sempill's discussion of Moray's assassination and posthumous eulogisation of Moray constituted a powerful and effective aspect of King's party rhetoric, which dominated discussion during the first six months of 1570, the urgency and efficacy of which deserves recognition. (Author abstract)
Inga Brinkmann, 2009, Grabdenkmäler, Grablegen und Begräbniswesen des lutherischen
Adels. Adelige Funeralrepräsentation im Spannungsfeld von Kontinuität und Wandel
im 16. und beginnenden 17. Jahrhundert (Tomb monuments, burials and the funerary
customs of the Lutheran nobility. Aristocratic funerary representation in a period
of tension between continuity and change in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.),
Kunstwissenschaftliche Studien, 163 (Deutscher Kunstverlag: Berlin. 432 pp., 321
b/w illus. ISBN 978-
Elizabeth Buettner, 2006, 'Cemeteries, Public Memory, and Raj Nostalgia in Postcolonial
Britain and India', History & Memory, 18.1, Spring/Summer, pp. 5-
Ilas Burtusch, 2009, Die Inschriften der Stadt Baden-
Survey of 541 inscriptions up to about 1650. The latest volume in the German Inschriften series containing a number of inscriptions on effigies (normally incised or low relief) and other funerary slabs. Other volumes are listed on the rear dust jacket flap. For a full list, see www.inschriften.net.
Brendan Cassidy, 2009, ‘The Tombs of the Acciaioli in the Certosa del Galluzzo outside
Florence’, in J. Luxford (ed.) Studies in Carthusian Monasticism in the Late Middle
Ages (Medieval Church Studies 14) (Brepols: Turnhout, xvi + 367 pp., 45 b/w ill.,
1 b/w table, ISBN 978-
Paul Cockerham, 2009, ‘My body to be buried in my owne monument’: the social and
religious context of Co. Kilkenny, funeral monuments, 1600–1700’, Proceedings of
the Royal Irish Academy, Section C, 109, pp. 241-
Jane Crease, 2009, ‘The Sherriff Hutton tomb’, The Ricardian Bulletin, Pt I, September,
Vincent Debiais, 2009, Messages de Pierre: lectures des inscriptions dans la communication
médiévale (XIIIe -
This book will be reviewed in Church Monuments. A summary is available on publisher’s web site (www.brepols.net).
Gary Dempsey, 2009 ‘In search of the “Bully's Acre” ’ Archaeology Ireland, 23.3
Autumn 2009, pp. 9-
Concerns burial sites for the destitute.
Claudia Denk & John Ziesemer, eds, 2007, Städtische Bestattungskultur von der Aufklärung bis zum frühen 20 Jahrhundert (Urban burial culture from the Enlightenment to the early 20th century). Transactions of a conference held in November 2005 (Schnell und Steiner: Regensburg. 239 pp and many illus. about €50?)
Philipp Fehl, 2007, Monuments and the Art of Mourning: The Tombs of Popes and Princes in St. Peter's [Rome], revised and completed by Raina Fehl, ed. R. Boesel and R. Fehl
Unione Internazionale degli Istituti di Archaeologia Storia e Storia dell'arte in Roma: Rome.
Pbk, 201 pp text, 38 illus. $35)
Richard Marks, 2009, ‘Picturing word and text in the late Medieval Parish church’
in L. Clark, M Jurkowski and C Richmond (eds), Image, text and church 1380-
Concerns medieval parchment tabulae mounted on boards in churches and especially those with prayers and other religious texts. Some of these tables were attached to monuments with information about those commemorated. Display texts in other media in churches are also addressed.
D P Mortlock, 2009, The Guide to Suffolk Churches, with an encyclopaedic glossary;
The Lutterworth Press: Cambridge. 392 pp, b/w photos & illus. ISBN-
Revised and enlarged edn of several vols previously published separately. A similar omnibus volume for Norfolk was published in 2007.
Eileen M. Murphy, 2008, Deviant burial in the archaeological record (Studies in
Funerary Archaeology 2) (Oxbow Books: Oxford. 244 pp. ISBN-
C[ameron] B Newham, 2009 Some Old Devon Churches, Vol. I [Abbots Bickington to Butterleigh],
Vol. II [Cadeleigh to Dunsford] (DAE Publishing: [place unknown], vol. I, 168 pages,
300 colour illus. ISBN 978-
Republishes the text of an early 20th-
Scott L Newstok, 2008, Quoting Death in Early Modern England The Poetics of Epitaphs Beyond the Tomb, Series: Early Modern Literature in History, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 244 pp. ISBN 9780230203259. Hbk. £50
(from the publisher’s web site) An innovative study of the emergent Renaissance practice
of making epitaphic gestures within other English genres. Quoting Death argues that
Jerry O'Sullivan, 2009, ‘A Killeen Burial Ground in St Laurencesfields and the Lepers
of Loughrea’ Archaeology Ireland, 23.3, Autumn, pp. 18-
Concerns the excavation of a killeen and its possible association with a medieval leper hospital.
Nigel Saul, 2009, ‘The cuckoo in the nest. A Dallingridge tomb in the FitzAlan chapel
at Arundel’, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 147, pp. 125-
Concerns on an atypical indenture to acquire a tomb chest second-
Jane Schlueter, 2009, ‘Thee early seventeenth-
The three paintings, all of 1618, are contained in the album amicorum of Jakob Fetzer, in the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Col. Guelf.235 Blank, fols 26 (Elizableth I), 24 & 162 (Henry VII).
Monica E Simon, 2009, ‘Who is buried in the tomb in St Kenelm’s Church, Minster Lovell
Church?’ The Ricardian, 19: pp. 84-
Mark Stocker, 2009, ‘Love, sympathy and tenderness’: [Sir] Bertram Mackennal’s monument
to Lord and Lady Curzon, Burlington Magazine, 151, no. 1280, November, pp. 755-
The monument, in the north aisle of Keddleston Church (Derbyshire), commemorates Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India and Foreign Secretary (d. 1925), and his first wife, Mary (d. 1906).
George Thomson, 2009, Inscribed in remembrance: gravemarker lettering: form, function
and recording (Wordwell Books: Leopardstown, Dublin. 180pp, 160 images. ISBN 978-
This book will be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Eleanor Townsend, 2009, Death and Art: Europe 1200-
Contains a chapter on tombs and memorials.
Erica Utsi, 2006, ‘Improving definition: GPR investigations at Westminster Abbey’, J. Daniels & C.C. Chen (eds), Proceedings of GPR 2006, the 11th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (Ohio State University: Columba. ISBN not known. published on CD. Price not known).
(Edited from the published abstract) Describes the high definition results obtained
by using ground penetrating radar to investigate the thirteenth-
Angela Vanhaelen, 2008, ‘Recomposing the Body Politic in Seventeenth-
Oxford Art Journal, vol. 31, no. 3, October, pp. 361-
(extracted from author’s abstract in the British Humanities Index) This paper examines
how the notion of a body politic changes dramatically in the course of the seventeenth
century by focusing on an important and much-
Adam White, 2009, ‘Love, Loyalty and Friendship; Education, Dyasty and Service.
Lady Anne Clifford’s Church Monuments’, in Karen Hearn and Lynn Hulse (eds), Lady
Anne Clifford: Culture, Patronage and Gender in 17th-
A detailed survey and analysis of Lady Anne’s very long career as a patron of church monuments, fully illustrated. The book can be obtained from the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Claremont, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9NZ, price £20.00, plus £3.00 p & p.
Simon Watney, 2009, ‘Recording the Past: the Origins and Aims of The Church Monuments
Society’, in Megan Aldrich and Robert J. Wallis (eds), Antiquaries and archaists:
the past in the past, the past in the present (Spire Books: Reading. 170 pp, 42 illus.,
ISBN 978 1 904965 23 7. Pbk £19.95): pp. 87-
Geoff Archer, 2009, The Glorious Dead: figurative sculpture of British First World
War memorials (Frontier Pub: Kirkstead. 416 pp; illus, p/b; £30. ISBN 978-
Hundreds of Fist World War memorials in Britain incorporate figurative sculpture. This book examines how, why and by whom the memorials were produced.
Sally Badham, 2008, ‘The West family of Hinton Martell, Dorset, and their monuments
at Christchurch Priory’, Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 17.6, 513-
Sally Badham, 2009, ‘The de Cheltenham chantry chapel at Pucklechurch (Gloucestershire)
and its associated effigies’, J British Archaeological Assoc, 162, 125-
Discusses the monuments attributed to William de Cheltenham (d. 1371×4) and his wife Eleanor.
Sally Badham with Martin Stuchfield, 2009, Monumental Brasses (Shire Pubs: Oxford. 64pp; illus; p/b; £5.99)
Sally Badham & Sophie Oosterwijk (eds), 2010, Monumental Industry: the production
of tomb monuments in England and Wales in the long fourteenth century (Shaun Tyas:
Donington. xiv+274pp; 114 illus, mostly in colour; ISBN 978-
An important new collection of essays which focuses on the production of church monuments in the ‘long fourteenth century’, rather than on the interests of the patrons that have been the primary centre of attention in most recent work. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Caroline M Barron & Clive Burgess (eds), 2010, Memory and Commemoration in Medieval
England (Harlaxton Medieval Studies, 20, Shaun Tyas: Donington. xiv+386pp; 92 pls,
many in colour; ISBN 978-
Monuments feature frequently in these seventeen papers from the 2008 Harlaxton Symposium. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Paul Binski & Ann Massing (eds), 2010, The Westminster Retable: history, technique,
conservation (Harvey Miller: Cambridge; distributed through Brepols, Turnhout. 464pp;
illus, mainly in colour; ISBN 978-
Includes essays on polychromy techniques at Westminster, including on the tomb of Edmund Crouchback. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Claude Blair, 2008, ‘The monument of Saint Henry of Finland: a reassessment’, Trans
Monumental Brass Soc, 17.6, 560-
Derrick Chivers, 2008, ‘The monument of Saint Henry of Finland: an assessment of
its construction and conservation’, Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 17.6, 574-
S D Church, 2009, ‘The care of the royal tombs in English cathedrals in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: the case of the effigy of King John at Worcester’, Antiquaries J, 89, 365–87
Relates the story of the battle between cathedral and state authorities between 1872 and 1930 to offload responsibility for the care of King John’s tomb, and of the ‘catalogue of disastrous decisions’ taken for its treatment.
Peter Coss, 2010, The Multons of Frampton and their World, 1270–1370 (Oxford University
Press: Oxford. xii+323pp; 24 b/w illus + 4 maps; ISBN 978-
Examines the domestic world, and the material and spiritual culture of the medieval gentry, through the archives of the Multon family of Frampton, South Lincolnshire. It includes two chapters on the church as cultural space, and on the gentry and the parish, which address patronage, burial and commemoration. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Mark Crosby, 2009, ‘William Blake in Westminster Abbey, 1774–1777’, Bodleian Library
Record, 22.2, 162-
An account of the three years spent by William Blake as an apprentice to James Basire, sketching medieval royal tombs in Westminster Abbey in preparation for engravings that would appear in Richard Gough’s Sepulchral Monuments in Great Britain, and in Vetusta Monumenta. This edition of the Record is largely dedicated to articles relating to Gough.
Xavier Dectot, 2009, Les tombeaux des familles royales de la péninsule ibérique au
Moyen Age, Histoires de familles: la parenté au moyen âge 7 (Brepols: Turnhout. 311pp;
60 b/w illus; ISBN 978-
Examines the royal tombs of, principally, Castile, Léon and Aragon, from the 11th to the 13th centuries. It considers the dynastic and religious messages which they strove to convey, and their influence both within and without the Iberian peninsula.
Carsten Dilba, 2009, Memoria Reginae: das Memorialprogramm für Eleonore von Kastilien,
Studien zur Kunstgeschichte 180 (Georg Olms Verlag: Hildesheim. vi+600pp; 137 b/w
+ 25 colour illus; ISBN 978-
A study of the lavish commemoration accorded by Edward I of England to Queen Eleanor
of Castile (d. 1290), which included two full-
Mark Downing, 2010, Medieval Military Monuments in Lincolnshire, British Archaeological Reports 515 (Archaeopress: Oxford. vi+124pp; illus; ISBN 9781407306445; £32)
The first published catalogue of all 62 surviving military monuments in Lincolnshire, including those of national importance at Careby, Halton Holegate, Holbeach, Kirkstead Abbey, Stoke Rochford and Surfleet. The catalogue is arranged chronologically: each entry describes and illustrates the effigy and its armour, and gives an account of the person believed to be commemorated. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Norman Emery & Joy Langston, 2009, ‘Excavations at the Church of St Mary-
Excavation in advance of refurbishment examined the Bowes vault and other burials.
Paul Everson & David Stocker, 2008, ‘St Swithin’s Church, Baumber, and the burial
of Dukes of Newcastle-
Patrick Farman, Peter Hacker & Sally Badham, 2008, with an appendix by Peter Ryder,
‘Incised slab discoveries at Tickhill, Yorkshire’, Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 17.6,
Katherine Forsyth, 2009, ‘The Latinus stone: Whithorn’s earliest Christian monument’, in Jane Murray (ed.), St Ninian and the earliest Christianity in Scotland: papers from the conference held by the Friends of the Whithorn Trust in Whithorn on September 15th 2007, British Archaeological Reports 483 (Archaeopress: Oxford. 82pp; illus; ISBN 9781407304281; £27)
Tony Hand, 2008, ‘“Doing everything of marble wch can be done with it”: some descriptive
accounts of the Kilkenny Marble Works’, Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies,
An examination of the extraction and working of black Kilkenny ‘marble’ in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Oliver Harris, 2008, ‘“The greatest blow to antiquities that ever England had”: the
Reformation and the antiquarian resistance’, in J F van Dijkhuizen & R Todd (eds),
The Reformation Unsettled: British literature and the question of religious identity,
1560–1660, Proteus: studies in early modern identity formation 3, pp 225-
Includes a discussion of the antiquarian recording of church monuments as a reaction to the depredations of the Reformation.
Richard Henchion, 2009, ‘Gravestone inscriptions of Co. Cork XVII: Blarney Church
of Ireland Cemetery’, J Cork Historical & Archaeological Soc, 114, 103-
Christopher Jobson, 2009, ‘Plas Beddowe(n): the mansion of Owain’s grave’, Trans
of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, 15 (for 2008), 9-
Tentatively proposes Plas Beddowe, Welshampton, Shropshire, as the lost burial place of Owain Glyn Dŵr, believed to have died in 1415.
Sophie Jugie, Françoise Baron & Benoît Lafay, 2010, Les Tombeaux des ducs de Bourgogne:
création, destruction, restauration (Somogy: Paris. 232pp; 185 illus; ISBN 978-
Traces the complex history of the tombs of Philip the Bold (d. 1404) and John the Fearless (d. 1419), originally installed in the Champmol Charterhouse at Dijon, vandalised during the Revolution, and reconstructed in the 19th century. See also next item. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Sophie Jugie, 2010, The Mourners: tomb sculpture from the court of Burgundy (Yale Univ Pr: New Haven & London. 128pp; 100 colour illus; ISBN 9780300155174; hbk; £18.99)
A comprehensive study of the extraordinary sculptures from the tombs of Philip the Bold and John the Fearless. See also previous item. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Arne Karsten & Philipp Zitzlsperger (eds), Vom Nachleben der Kardinäle: Römische
Kardinalsgrabmäler der Frühen Neuzeit, Humboldt-
A collection of eight essays on the tombs of cardinals in Rome in the early modern period.
Hadrien Kockerols, 2010, Les gisants du Brabant wallon (Les éditions Namuroises:
distributed through Presses Universitaires de Namur: Namur. 278 pp; ISBN: 978-
An illustrated critical inventory with commentary of some 100 medieval and Renaissance gisant effigies in the province of Brabant. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Discusses the architecture and decorative scheme of this important funerary chapel
Reinhard Lamp, 2008, ‘Johannes Lüneberg, d. 1461, Katharinenkirche, Lübeck’, Trans
Monumental Brass Soc, 17.6, 550-
David Lepine, 2010, ‘“High solemn ceremonies”: the funerary practice of the late
medieval English clergy’, J Ecclesiastical History, 61.1, 18-
Shows that the late medieval higher clergy shared the elaborate funeral culture as the wealthy laity, but with significant differences, particularly greater liturgical sophistication and more generous charity. Includes discussion of places selected for clergy burial and the character of tombs.
The tomb of Phillipe (called Dagobert), the younger brother of Saint Louis who died probably in 1234, represents an important stage in the constitution of the classic sculpted tomb during the height of the Middle Ages. All the usual and characteristic elements are brought together in this tomb apparently for the first time: a gisant with angels round the head and a lion at the feet; a coffin, evoking an antique sarcophagus bearing the gisant; mourners around the coffin. The tomb was set up in the abbey church of Royaumont, a royal foundation consecrated in 1235, thus coinciding with the making of the tomb. A sumptuous polychromy scheme incorporating glass medallions completes the decoration.
Michael McCarthy, 2008, ‘Three mausolea and a church: the drawings of James C Murphy
for his book on Batalha of 1795’, Irish Architectural & Decorative Studies, 11, 167-
Discusses Murphy’s study of the monastery and royal mausolea at Batalha, Portugal, with reference to his original drawings.
Kirsty Owen, 2010, Identity, Commemoration and the Art of Dying Well: exploring the
relationship between the ars moriendi tradition and the material culture of death
in Gloucestershire, c. 1350-
This study considers how the treatment of death contributed to the definition of elite identity and the constitution of power structures through a time of changes. The evidence is considered against the ideal of ‘dying well’.
Matthew Saunders, 2010, Saving Churches: the Friends of Friendless Churches: the
first 50 years (Frances Lincoln: London. 128pp; illus; pb; ISBN 978-
Following sections on the history and work of the Friends, the meat of the book is
a series of well-
Jane Sayers, 2009, ‘A Once “Proud Prelate”: an unidentified episcopal monument in
Ely Cathedral’, J British Archaeol Assoc, 162, 67-
Identifies a headless Purbeck effigy as that of, most probably, Bishop John Kirby (d. 1290).
Monika E Simon, 2009, ‘Who is buried in the tomb in St Kenelm’s Church, Minster Lovell?’,
The Ricardian, 19, 84-
Heraldic evidence leads the author to reject this tomb’s conventional attribution to William Lovell (d. 1455), and to conclude that it commemorates his son, John, Lord Lovell (d. 1465).
Iain Soden, 2010, Life and Death on a Norwich Backstreet, AD 900-
An excavation and watching brief in 1998 recorded part of the cemetery of the Franciscan Friary. The 136 burials studied show an unusual bias towards adult males and juveniles.
Sheila Sweetinburgh, 2009, ‘Eternal town servants: civic elections and the Stuppeny
tombs of New Romney and Lydd’, in Mette B Bruun & Stephanie Glaser (eds), Negotiating
Heritage: memories of the middle ages, Ritus et Artes 4 (Brepols: Turnhout. xii+396pp;
42 b/w + 5 colour illus; ISBN 978-
Matthew Ward, 2010, ‘The life and death of Sir Henry Pierrepont, 1430–99: a search
for identity and memorial’, The Ricardian, 20, 80-
An examination of the life of a Yorkist supporter, Sir Henry Pierrepont. Using textual and material sources, the author suggests that he became an isolated figure later in life.
Philip Whittemore & Chris Byron, 2009, A Very British Antiquary: Richard Gough 1735–1809
(Wynchmore Books: London. 72pp; ISBN 978-
Cindy Wood, 2009, ‘The chantries and chantry chapels of St George’s Chapel, Windsor
Castle’, Southern History, 31, 48-
Rob Atkins & Elizabeth Popescu, 2010, ‘Excavations at the Hospital of St Mary Magdalen,
Partney, Lincolnshire’, Medieval Archaeology, 54, 204-
A report on the first major excavation of a minor rural medieval hospital. The cemetery appeared to have separate areas for religious and lay burial. The graves included four, presumed to belong to priests, containing the remains of pewter chalices; and another individual apparently buried in a locked coffin or chest.
Adriano Aymonino, 2010, ‘Decorum and celebration of the family line: Robert Adam’s
monuments to the 1st Duchess of Northumberland’, Burlington Mag, 52 (no 1286: May
Examines the twin commissions to commemorate Elizabeth Percy, Duchess of Northumberland (d. 1776): a ‘public’ monument in Westminster Abbey and a ‘private’ cenotaph at Alnwick, both designed by Robert Adam and executed by Nicholas Read.
Sally Badham (ed), 2010, One Thousand Years of English Church Monuments: a special
edition of Ecclesiology Today, 43 (160pp; many b/w illus; pbk; ISBN 978-
This special edition of the journal of the Ecclesiological Society, guest-
Sophie Balace & Alexandra de Poorter (eds), 2010, Entre Paradis et Enfer: mourir au moyen âge (Mercatorfonds: Antwerp. 288pp; 250 col illus; ISBN 978 90 6153 959 9; pbk; €39.95. Published simultaneously in Dutch by the same publisher and by Amsterdam Univ Pr as Tussen Hemel en Hel: sterven in de middeleeuwen. ISBN 978 90 6153 958 2; ISBN 978 90 8964 316 2)
Luke Barber & Lucy Siburn, 2010, ‘The medieval hospital of St Nicholas, Lewes, East
Sussex’, Sussex Archaeol Collns, 148, 79-
Excavation in advance of redevelopment found little structural evidence of the hospital, and part of the cemetery including 103 burials was examined. Burial practices and pathology are discussed. One burial was manacled – perhaps a violent patient?
Gary Calland, 2010, St Peter’s, Stourton: a tour and history of the church (100+ pp; illus; pbk; £12) Available from Stourhead Shop, National Trust Car Park, High Street, Stourton, Warminster BA12 6SH: cheques payable to ‘National Trust Enterprises Ltd.’
A superior guide to the medieval church lying at the approach to the great Palladian
mansion of Stourhead, Wiltshire, by the former house manager. Discusses the fine
collection of 16th-
Paul Cockerham, 2010, ‘The import of choice: Flemish incised slabs in fourteenth-
Brian Connell & Adrian Miles, 2010, The City Bunhill Burial Ground, Golden Lane,
London: excavations at South Islington schools, 2006, Archaeology Studies Ser 21
(Museum of London Archaeology: London. 60pp; 62 b/w & col illus; ISBN 978-
The cemetery operated as a nonconformist burial ground from 1833-
Mark Connelly & Peter Donaldson, 2010, ‘South African War (1899-
Discusses the ‘pre-
Mark Downing, 2010, Military Effigies of England & Wales, Volume 1: Bedfordshire-
Mark Downing, 2011, Military Effigies of England & Wales, Volume 2: Devon-
The first two volumes in a projected series of eight, which will form a comprehensive catalogue of all military effigies in England and Wales up to 1500, excluding brasses and incised slabs. Each effigy is illustrated. These volumes deal with English counties only: Wales will be covered in the eighth volume.
George Elliott, 2010, ‘A monumental palimpsest: the Dacre tomb in Herstmonceux church’,
Sussex Archaeol Collns, 148, 129-
An account of the fine double effigial monument in Herstmonceux church, traditionally
assigned to Thomas Fiennes, second Baron Dacre of the South (d. 1533) and his son
Sir Thomas Fiennes (d. 1528). The author acted as master mason for a structural
examination and restoration of the tomb in 1969: his findings confirm much of a hypothesis
proposed in 1916 that the effigies had originally belonged to the tomb of Thomas
Hoo, Lord Hoo and Hastings (d. 1455) and his half-
Mark Evans (ed), 2010, The Lumley Inventory and Pedigree: art collecting and lineage
in the Elizabethan Age: facsimile and commentary on the manuscript in the possession
of the Earls of Scarborough (Roxburghe Club. 168pp; colour facsimile + 84 illus,
mainly col; ISBN 978-
The Lumley Inventory is a remarkable manuscript, commissioned in c.1590 by John,
Baron Lumley (d. 1609), to record his collecting activities and his own genealogy.
It is now published in full colour facsimile, with 12 scholarly contextual essays.
It includes three coloured designs for the tombs of Lord Lumley himself and his
wives Jane Fitzalan (d. 1578) and Elizabeth Darcy (d. 1617) at Cheam, Surrey (fols
34v, 35v, 36v), and these are discussed in the chapter by Nigel Llewellyn & Claire
Gapper on ‘The Funeral Monuments’. See also Robin Simon, ‘The Lumley Inventory and
the Lumley Chapel’, British Art J, 11.1, 2010, pp. 4-
Ian Forrest, 2010, ‘The politics of burial in late medieval Hereford’, English Historical
Review, 125, 1110-
A discussion of the customary monopoly claimed by Hereford Cathedral over burials and burial fees in five city parishes and several other parishes in Hereford’s rural hinterland between the late 13th and the 15th centuries. The author draws on a series of challenges to this monopoly to illuminate relationships between parochial communities and the church hierarchy.
Jeroen Geurst, 2010, Cemeteries of the Great War by Sir Edwin Lutyens (101 Pubs: Rotterdam. 472pp; many illus, mainly col; ISBN 978 90 6450 715 1; hbk; €39.50)
An opulently illustrated study by a practising Dutch architect of the First World War cemeteries and memorials designed by Lutyens, which seeks to place them in their landscape and architectural context. Chapters on the Imperial War Graves Commission, its design principles, and Lutyens’ role within it, are followed by a detailed catalogue of all 140 cemeteries for which he was Principal Architect, with plans, photographs and analytical drawings.
Jackie Hall, 2008, ‘Peterborough Cathedral: early memorials and a late medieval house
discovered’, Church Archaeology, 12, 1-
An archaeological watching brief on repairs to a wall lying between the deanery
courtyard and the cathedral cemetery at Peterborough unearthed a collection of fragments
from 11 grave covers and upright markers of the 11th-
Oliver D Harris, 2010, ‘Antiquarian attitudes: crossed legs, crusaders and the evolution
of an idea’, Antiquaries J, 90, 401-
A study of the symbolic interpretations retrospectively assigned to medieval
Maria Hayward, 2009, Rich Apparel: clothing and the law in Henry VIII's England,
(Ashgate: Farnham. xxv+422pp; 26 b/w illus; ISBN 978-
A study based predominantly on documentary evidence, but which also makes some use of visual evidence, including tomb effigies and brasses.
C J Knüsel, C M Batt, G Cook, J Montgomery, G Müldner, A R Ogden, C Palmer, B Stern,
J Todd & A S Wilson, 2010, ‘The identity of the St Bees Lady, Cumbria: an osteobiographical
approach’, Medieval Archaeology, 54, 271-
An attempt to identify the female skeleton found at St Bees Priory, Cumbria,
alongside the exceptionally well-
Reports the recent addition of names to a cremation ghat outside Brighton, commemorating Hindu soldiers who died in the First World War.
Julian Luxford, 2010, ‘The Sparham corpse panels: unique revelations of death from
A comprehensive and contextual account of two late 15th-
J Luxford & M Michael (eds), 2010, Tributes to Nigel J Morgan: contexts of medieval
art: images, objects and ideas (Harvey Miller: Turnhout. 386pp; 148 b/w illus; ISBN
The essays in this major festschrift include: Lynda Dennison, ‘A unique monument: the brass of Philippe de Mézières’; Julian Luxford, ‘The monumental epitaph of Edmund Crouchback’; Richard Marks, ‘The Dean and the transsexual; or why did John Colet desire burial before the image of St Uncumber’; Nicholas Rogers, ‘The Frenze palimpsest’.
Michael McCarthy, 2009, ‘The monument to Alessandro Galilei in S Croce in Florence,
1737’, Irish Architectural & Decorative Studies, 12, 215-
An account of a mural monument by Girolamo Ticciati (1671-
E W McFarland, 2010, ‘Commemoration of the South African War in Scotland, 1900-
Addresses Scotland’s engagement with the imperial project through its commemoration of the second South African War. Although predominantly concerned with large public memorials, the article also considers monuments to individuals and military units within churches.
Jos de Meyere, 2010, Het grafmonument van Reinoud III van Brederode in de Grote Kerk
te Vianen (Matrijs: Utrecht. 192pp; many illus; ISBN 978-
National Trust, A National Trust Bibliography: sources for further reading, available
online at: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-
Launched in September 2010, and scheduled to be updated every 3-
Kathleen Nolan, 2009, Queens in Stone and Silver: the creation of a visual imagery
of queenship in Capetian France (Palgrave: Basingstoke. 278pp; 40 b/w illus; ISBN
Addresses the ways in which 12th-
David Park & Robin Griffith-
An important new collection of essays on this historically and architecturally
significant building, founded as the main church of the Knights Templar in England,
and home to one of the most famous series of medieval effigies in the country. Chapters
include David Park on medieval burials and monuments; Philip Lankester on the 13th-
Gordon D Raeburn, 2009, ‘The changing face of Scottish burial practices, 1560-
An investigation of the changes in burial practices in Scotland during the first
century following the Reformation. It assesses how effective the Church of Scotland
was in eliminating Catholic practices, considers the development of burial aisles
as a technical means of circumventing the prohibition on intra-
Peter F Ryder, 2008, ‘The chalice of the imagination: the delights and dangers of
digital photography, and an ongoing mystery’, Medieval Yorkshire (J of the Medieval
Section of the Yorks Archaeol Soc), 37, 29-
A cautionary tale. Enhanced contrast on digital photography of a grave slab
of 1493 at West Tanfield (Yorks WR) appeared to show, in addition to the visible
cross, the partial outlines of two overlapping chalices. Re-
Nigel Saul, 2010, ‘“What will survive of us is love”’, Country Life, 204.51 (29 Dec
A short account of medieval English tomb monuments depicting married couples with clasped hands. Argues that the obvious reading of the pose, that of a celebration of conjugal love, is also the most plausible.
Nigel Saul, 2011, ‘A monarch’s likeness’, Country Life, 205.2 (12 Jan 2011), 64-
An illustrated discussion of the three principal contemporary portraits of Richard II: the Wilton Diptych, the painting in Westminster Abbey, and his tomb effigy.
Regnerus Steensma, 2009, ‘Groninger priesterzerken’, Groninger Kerken, 26.2, 40-
Discusses the tombstones of priests, characteristically bearing the representation of a chalice, in the city and province of Groningen. Fifteen such tombstones survive from the 16th century, as well as two brasses dated 1476 and 1497.
Peter Strafford, 2010, Romanesque Churches of Spain: a traveller’s guide (Giles de la Mare: London. 400pp; 262 b/w illus + 10 maps; ISBN 9781900357319; £16.99)
A scholarly and attractively-
Jan van Oudheusden & Harry Tummers (eds), De grafzerken van de Sint-
An exhaustive catalogue of the 520 surviving ledger slabs (14th to 18th centuries)
in the cathedral at ’s-
Robert Whiting, 2010, The Reformation of the English Parish Church (Cambridge UP:
Cambridge. ISBN 978-
Explores the ways in which parish churches were transformed between 1530 and 1630. The final chapter deals with memorials.
Oliver Harris, with contributions from Sally Badham, Philip Lankester, Sophie Oosterwijk,
Andrew Sargent and Kelcey Wilson-
Sally Badham, 2011, Medieval Church and Churchyard Monuments (Shire: Botley. 64pp; ISBN 9780747808107; 86 colour illus; pbk; £6.99)
A succinct but comprehensive illustrated introduction to the study of medieval monuments, both inside and outside churches. Includes sections on the purpose and meaning of monuments, choices in tomb design, tomb destruction and mutilation, and a gazetteer of places to visit. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Terreena Bellinger & Gill Draper, 2010, ‘“My boddye shall lye with my name engraven
on it”: remembering the Godfrey family of Lydd, Kent’, in Martyn Waller, Elizabeth
Edwards & Luke Barber (eds), Romney Marsh: persistence and change in a coastal lowland,
Jerome Bertram & Robert Hutchinson, 2009, ‘The Coverts of Slaugham or three brasses
disentangled’, Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 18.1, 53-
An unravelling of the complex histories of three 15th-
Rhianydd Biebrach, 2009, ‘Conspicuous by their absence: rethinking explanations for
the lack of brasses in medieval Wales’, Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 18.1, 36-
An enquiry into the relative rarity of brasses in medieval Wales, which places the question within the context of the rarity of effigial monuments in the Principality more generally, and an apparent preference for commemoration in alabaster.
Trev Lynn Broughton, 2010, ‘The Bengal Obituary: reading and writing Calcutta graves
in the mid nineteenth century’, J Victorian Culture, 15.1, 39-
John Chalmers (ed), 2010, Andrew Duncan senior: physician of the Enlightenment (National Museums Scotland: Edinburgh. xiii+253pp; c.50 b/w and colour illus; ISBN 9781905267309; pbk; £14.99)
A collection of essays, largely written by the editor, on the multi-
John E Clark, 2010, ‘Hexham Abbey: the various movements of the fittings since the
Dissolution’, Archaeologia Aeliana, 39, 375-
An attempt to track the several (sometimes destructive) rearrangements of medieval fittings within the former Augustinian abbey church at Hexham. Despite the title, in practice it has only been possible to identify movements since the 18th century. Features investigated include the tomb chest, effigy and wooden ‘cage’ chantry chapel of Prior Rowland Leschman (d. 1491); the brass (of which only the matrix and inscription survive) and wooden chantry chapel of Sir Robert Ogle (d. 1410); and a rare set of four painted panels depicting the Dance of Death.
Bruce S Elliot, 2011, ‘Proclaiming respectability across the colour line: headstones
of free blacks in St Peter’s churchyard, St George’s, Bermuda’, Post-
An investigation into 18th and early 19th-
Robert A Faleer, 2009, Church Woodwork in the British Isles, 1000-
Includes 15 entries, with abstracts, classified under ‘wooden tomb effigies and statuary’.
Brent Fortenberry, 2011, ‘A lost Bermuda Governor: George Bruere’s burial in context’,
A report of the discovery beneath the floorboards of St Peter’s Church, St George’s,
Bermuda, of the unmarked grave, identified from the coffin-
Peter Hammond, 2011, ‘Chaucer and the de la Pole heraldry’, Ricardian Bulletin (June
Examines the heraldry on the monuments of Thomas Chaucer and Alice de la Pole, duchess of Suffolk, at Ewelme (Oxon.) and what it tells us about their attitudes to their families and ancestry.
Michael Hare, 2010, ‘A possible commemorative stone for Æthelmund, father of Æthelric’,
in Martin Henig & Nigel Ramsay (eds), Intersections: the archaeology and history
of Christianity in England, 400-
Discusses an Anglo-
Barbara J Harris, 2010, ‘Defining themselves: English aristocratic women, 1450-
Investigates female aristocratic identity through tombs and other types of funerary monuments, including glass.
Marcus Herbert, 2011, ‘The Minster Yorkist: an armoured effigy in the abbey church
of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Sexburgha, Minster, Isle of Sheppey, Kent’, The
Ricardian, 21, 1-
A thoroughly researched examination of the alabaster effigy bearing a Yorkist
livery collar at Minster-
Jonathan Kewley, 2011, ‘Henry Quayle: a Georgian “Stonecutter” and his work’, Georgian
Group J, 19, 94-
Chiefly features Quayle’s work on gravestones.
Jeannie Łabno, 2011, Commemorating the Polish Renaissance Child: funeral monuments
and their European context (Ashgate: Farnham. 472pp; 8 colour, 20 b/w illus; ISBN:
A study of the distinctive Polish tradition of monuments commemorating individual children (girls as well as boys), which contrasts with the more usual early modern European practice of commemoration on the parents’ memorials. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Margret Lemberg, 2010, God erbarme dich uber mich / bruder des begere ouch ich: Die
Grablegen des hessischen Fürstenhauses (Historischen Kommission für Hessen: Marburg.
271pp; 111 colour, 15 b/w illus; ISBN: 978-
An historical investigation of some 50 tomb monuments, mausolea and crypts, dating from the 13th to the 20th centuries, of the Princes of Hesse and their collateral lines. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Julian M Luxford, 2011, ‘The space of the tomb in Carthusian consciousness’, in Frances
Andrews (ed), Ritual and Space in the Middle Ages: proceedings of the 2009 Harlaxton
Symposium, Harlaxton Medieval Studies 21, pp. 259-
Opens with a discussion of the mostly lost tomb of Sir Walter Manny (d. 1372)
in his foundation of the London Charterhouse. He requested an alabaster effigy like
that on the tomb of Sir John Beauchamp (d. 1360) in St Paul’s Cathedral (also lost,
but engraved for William Dugdale); and two excavated polychromed fragments of the
Douglas Merritt & Francis Greenacre, 2011, Public Sculpture of Bristol, Public Sculpture
of Britain 12 (Liverpool Univ Pr: Liverpool. lxv+306pp; 350 b/w illus; ISBN 978-
Includes (unusually, since the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association generally
regards tomb monuments as lying outside its remit) an illustrated 29 page essay by
Katharine Eustace, ‘Bread and sermons’, on Bristol’s post-
A new art-
Christine Oestreicher (ed), 2010, Art and Memory in the Churchyard (Memorial Arts Charity: Snape. 64pp; colour illus; pbk; £3). Available from the charity at Snape Priory, Snape, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 1SA. Tel: 01728 688393.
The Memorial Arts Charity exists to promote good design in contemporary memorial art and lettercarving. This book comprises a catalogue of 21 works (with artists’ statements), and articles on design, epitaphs and carving, including a section addressing the thorny issue of compliance with churchyard regulations.
Sophie Oosterwijk & Stefanie Knöll (eds), 2011, Mixed Metaphors: the Danse Macabre
in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Cambridge Scholars Pub: Newcastle-
A collection of essays addressing the many aspects of the Danse Macabre, a motif originating as a mural in 1420s’ Paris, but which over the 15th century spread across Europe, confronting observers of all ranks and ages with the inevitability of death in a complex mixture of metaphors including dance, dialogue and violence. Several of the essays draw on the evidence of tomb monuments, in particular Sophie Oosterwijk’s ‘Dance, dialogue and duality: fatal encounters in the medieval Danse Macabre’, and Jean Wilson’s ‘The kiss of Death: Death as a lover in early modern English literature and art’. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Travis G Parno, 2011, ‘Modelling St Peter’s Church’, Post-
A report of the detailed survey and 3-
Caterina Y Pierre, 2010, ‘The pleasure and piety of touch in Aimé-
An account of the commissioning and erection of a tomb monument in Père-
Neil Price, 2010, ‘Passing into poetry: Viking-
A study of the varied funerary practices and ‘mortuary theatre’ of pre-
Ellie Pridgeon, 2009, ‘The function of St Christopher imagery in medieval churches,
c.1250 to c.1525: wall painting and brass’, Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 18.1, 2-
An examination of the textual traditions and iconography of St Christopher, and his role as protector against misadventure both before and after death.
Jacques Pycke, 2010, ‘La mémoire des morts à la cathédrale de Tournai du XIe au XXIe
siècle’, Revue d’Histoire de l’Église de France, 96 (no 237), 289-
Warwick Rodwell with Caroline Atkins, 2011, St Peter’s, Barton-
This intensive study provides a landmark in church archaeology, presenting the results of an excavation of this important medieval church with a Saxon tower following its redundancy in 1978 and a consequent investigation into the church and the community it served for a millennium. It contains much information on the burial archaeology of the site, including monuments surviving in the church and fragments of discarded monuments discovered during the excavation (with specialist input from a number of CMS members). Vol. 2 on the human remains, by Tony Waldron, appeared in 2007.
Nigel Saul, 2009, ‘The brass of Sir William d’Audley at Horseheath, Cambridgeshire’,
Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 18.1, 43-
A study of the brass to Sir William d’Audley (d. 1365) and its chivalric imagery, in particular the feature of two angels lowering a helm onto Audley’s head.
Nigel Saul & Tim Tatton-
A festschrift of 25 essays for Eileen Scarff, archivist at the College of St George, dealing with its history from the middle ages to the present day. The contents include chapters on royal burials, and on the building of the memorial chapel for George VI.
Matthew Spriggs & Richard Gendall, 2011, ‘The three epitaphs of Dolly Pentreath’,
Cornish Studies, 18, 203-
An investigation into the epitaphs commemorating Dolly Pentreath (c.1692-
Mark Stocker, 2011, ‘A monumental agreement: Lord Curzon, Bertram Mackennal and the
Curzon Monument at Kedleston’, Sculpture J, 20.1, 71-
A discussion of the 1908 legal agreement (and the accompanying negotiations)
between the 1st Marquess Curzon (1859-
Charles Alfred Stothard, 2011, Monumental Effigies of Great Britain (Ken Trotman:
Huntingdon. c.195pp; 144 colour & b/w plates; hbk; £130; comb-
Neil Stratford, Brigitte Maurice-
Catherine Switzer, 2010, ‘The Iraq casualty, the listed monument and the missing
child: the multiple roles of war memorials in the contemporary United Kingdom’, J
War & Culture Studies, 3.1, 83-
On the changing contemporary meanings and functions of World War I memorials.
Ronald van Belle, 2009, ‘Villers-
A report on two monuments in the church of Villers-
A reappraisal of late 19th and early 20th-
Jean Wilson, 2011, ‘Monuments of piety, integrity and learning’, The Times, 27th Aug 2011, p 100
Considers funerary monuments commemorating the translators of the Authorised Version of the Bible, observing that few of the monuments make direct reference to this important work. One exception is the tomb of Richard Brett at Quainton (Bucks.), the subject of a large illustration.
Lydia Wilson (ed), 2009, Knockbreda: its monuments and people (The Follies Trust:
Belfast. 56pp; many colour & b/w illus; £5 inc. p&p): available from Mr T W Atkinson,
100 Mullahead Road, Tandragee, Co. Armagh BT62 2LB; or free as a pdf download at
A collection of short essays on the graveyard at Knockbreda, near Belfast, a fashionable place for burials in the 18th century: published by the Follies Trust, which has taken on the conservation of some of its extraordinary mausolea. Contributors include Finbar McCormick on the evolution of Irish burials and monuments; William Roulston on the people buried in the graveyard; and, on the mausolea, James Stevens Curl on the architecture, Nini Rogers on the occupants, and Chris McCollum on the conservation.
A study of an unusual mid-
John Allan & Andrew G Langdon, 2008, ‘Medieval gravestones and architectural fragments
from the churchyard of St Michael’s, Lesnewth’, Cornish Archaeol, 47, 129-
Rhianydd Biebrach, 2010, ‘The medieval episcopal monuments in Llandaff Cathedral’,
Archaeologia Cambrensis, 159, 221-
A reappraisal of the six surviving medieval episcopal monuments at Llandaff (five
Julia Boorman, 2010, ‘Bishop Wyville’s brass’, Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 18.2,
Maggie Bullett, 2011, ‘The reception of the Elizabethan religious settlement in three
Yorkshire parishes, 1559-
An investigation into how the Elizabethan religious settlement of 1559 was negotiated at local level in the Yorkshire parishes of Masham, Sheffield and St Martin’s, Coney Street, York. Sources are mainly documentary, but include, at Masham, the tomb monument of Marmaduke Wyvill (d.1617), erected in 1613, which incorporates two discreetly rendered crosses as symbols of his continuing Catholicism.
Jeremy Butler (ed.), 2010, Diary of a Devon antiquary: the illustrated journals
and sketchbooks of Peter Orlando Hutchinson, 1871-
An edition of the journal entries made by Hutchinson over some 20 years on visits
to the antiquities of (principally) south-
Les Cahiers de Saint-
The proceedings, edited by Cécile Treffort, of a conference on Romanesque tombs and
burials held at the abbey of Saint-
Dorigen Caldwell, 2011, ‘A neglected papal commission in Naples Cathedral: the tomb
of Cardinal Alfonso Carafa’, Burlington Mag, 153 (no. 1304; November), 712-
Jon Cannon, 2011, ‘Berkeley patronage and the 14th-
A study of the Berkeley family’s patronage of the choir at St Augustine’s Abbey, Bristol (now the Cathedral), focusing on the activities of three successive Barons Berkeley – Thomas II (d.1321), Maurice III (d.1326), and Thomas III (d.1361) – and including discussion of burials and tomb monuments. Despite a number of complications in the evidence, the author identifies the surviving Berkeley effigies as Thomas II, Maurice III, Margaret Mortimer, wife of Thomas III, and her son, Maurice IV. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Jon Cannon, 2008, ‘Identity in stone: art, piety and status in late-
A review article based on Paul Cockerham’s Continuity and change: memorialisation
and the Cornish funeral monument industry, 1497-
Kate Cooper, 2011, ‘Llanbadarn Fawr churchyard memorials’, Ceredigion, 16.3, 63-
A study of monuments in the large churchyard of Llanbadarn Fawr (whose historic parish included what is now Aberystwyth). The author analyses elements including gravestone iconography and the language and formulae of inscriptions to assess their value as evidence for broader social, economic and cultural trends.
John Crook, 2011, English Medieval Shrines (Boydell: Woodbridge. 356pp; 57 b/w illus; ISBN 9781843836827; hbk; £39.95)
A study of the structures created to house, protect and display the remains of saints,
and to provide access for pilgrims. Following a European overview from the late Roman
period onwards, the body of the work focuses on England from the Anglo-
R de Weijert, K Ragetli, A-
A festschrift of 20 essays (16 in English, 4 in German) on medieval and early modern
memorial culture, mainly in the Low Countries and Scandinavia. Contributions include
Mark Downing, 2011, Military Effigies of England & Wales, Volume 3: Gloucestershire-
The latest volume in Mark Downing’s comprehensive national survey of military effigies to 1500, excluding brasses and incised slabs. Each effigy is illustrated.
Phillip A Emery & Kevin Wooldridge, 2011, St Pancras Burial Ground: excav-
A report on excavations from the ‘Third Ground’, the southernmost part of St Pancras
Burial Ground, London, opened in 1792 and closed in 1854. 1,383 burials were recorded
archaeologically, of which 715 received full osteological analysis. Coffin-
English Heritage, 2011, ‘The Heritage of Death’, themed issue of Conservation Bulletin,
66 (Summer) (English Heritage. 49pp; colour illus; ISSN 0753–8674). Available at
This issue focuses on ethical and practical issues of preserving, excavating, displaying
and interpreting cemeteries, tombstones, war memorials, and human remains. Contributions
include: Julian Litten on recent investigations of post-
Colin R Fenn & James Slattery-
The first English-
Richard Foster, 2011, ‘A Statue of Henry III from Westminster Abbey’, Antiquaries
J, 91, 253-
An investigation into the claim that a life-
Charles Freeman, 2011, Holy Bones, Holy Dust: how relics shaped the history of medieval Europe (Yale UP: New Haven. 306pp; 16 b/w illus; ISBN 9780300125719; hbk; £25)
A survey of the cult of saints and relics in the middle ages, of pilgrimage and of the development of the reliquary; and of the emergence of more sceptical attitudes in the later middle ages, leading ultimately to protestant iconoclasm.
Terry Friedman, 2011, The Eighteenth-
A magisterial study of the architectural and social history of ecclesiastical buildings
of all denominations in 18th-
Adrian G Gray, 2011, ‘“To makeing a Coffin”: the records of a village undertaker’,
Local Historian, 41.3, 216-
Analyses the records of the father-
Madeleine Gray, 2010, ‘The brass of Richard and Elizabeth Bulkeley in Beaumaris:
some new light on the Reformation in Wales’, Anglesey Antiquarian Soc & Field Club
An assessment of the brass to Richard Bulkeley (d.1530), a Beaumaris merchant, and his wife Elizabeth, negotiating its puzzling combination of traditional Catholic iconography with inscriptions seemingly influenced by Protestant ideas.
Madeleine Gray, 2011, ‘Death, commemoration and the Reformation in Monmouthshire
’, Monmouthshire Antiquary, 27, 43-
A study of the commemoration of the dead in 16th-
Peter Hill, 2011, A History of Death and Burial in Northamptonshire (Amberley: Stroud. 160pp; many b/w illus; ISBN 9781445604626; pbk; £14.99)
A study of the rituals of death, burial and commemoration in a single county from the middle ages to the present day. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Paul Koudounaris, 2011, The Empire of Death: a cultural history of ossuaries and charnel houses (Thames & Hudson: London. 224pp; 421 colour illus; ISBN 9780500251782; hbk; £29.95)
A survey by an art historian of ossuaries, catacombs and charnel houses in nearly 20 countries, lavishly if gruesomely illustrated with specially commissioned photographs and archive images. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Andrew G Langdon, 2008, ‘An inscribed grave slab from St Ervan’, Cornish Archaeol,
Christian D Liddy with Christian Steer, 2010, ‘John Lord Lumley and the creation
and commemoration of lineage in early modern England’, Archaeological J, 167, 197-
The first detailed contextual study of the remarkable series of 14 ancestral effigies
(3 authentically medieval but reassigned; 11 specially commissioned) installed in
the 1590s by John, Lord Lumley (d. 1609), at Chester-
Nigel Llewellyn with John Hawkins, Peter Macleod & Peter Wilkinson, 2011, East Sussex
Church Monuments, 1530-
An authoritative inventory of post-
Julian M Luxford & John McNeill (eds), 2011, The Medieval Chantry in England: a special edition of J British Archaeological Ass, 164 (Maney: Leeds. 368pp; many illus, mainly colour; pbk journal; also available in hardback, ISBN 9781907975165; £49)
This special edition of the JBAA, originating in a conference held in Oxford in 2009,
is dedicated to the English chantry. It contains 11 papers, 9 of which focus on
the material culture of the chantry: John McNeill on its early medieval ‘prehistory’;
Julian Luxford on the ‘stone-
Andrew McCorkell, ‘The great Church art sell-
On the thorny issue of churches attempting to sell historic artefacts and artworks
to raise funds for maintenance. Prompted by the contested sale of a 16th-
MeMO, 2011, The Floor Slabs of Oudewater, available online at http://memo.hum.uu.nl/oudewater/index.html
A pilot inventory of twelve 16th-
Jonathan Moor, 2010, ‘Aristocratic pretension and heraldic skulduggery in fourteenth-
A study of the fine military brass to Sir Nicholas Burnell (d. 1382/3) at Acton Burnell, Shropshire, with an account of Sir Nicholas’s career. The author suggests that the loss of shields on the brass may conceivably result from a heraldic dispute.
Rachel Moss, 2011, ‘Piety and politics: funerary sculpture in Cashel c.1500-
An investigation of the rich but fragmentary tomb sculpture of Cashel Cathedral,
Robin Netherton & Gale R Owen-
Contains three essays of interest to students of medieval effigies: Isis Sturtewagen
on frilled veils in the Low Countries, 1200-
David Odgers, 2011, Caring for Historic Graveyard and Cemetery Monuments (English
Heritage. 44pp; many colour illus). Available as a free download at http://www.english-
Practical and legal conservation advice from English Heritage.
Vibeke Olson (ed), 2011, Working with Limestone: the science, technology and art of medieval limestone monuments (Ashgate: Farnham. 263pp; 135 b/w illus; ISBN 9780754662464; hbk; £65)
An interdisciplinary and international collection of essays on limestone as a medium for medieval building and sculpture, mainly in northern France, Britain and Ireland. None of the contributors deal directly with tomb monuments, but many of the themes may interest CMS members. Several authors consider the sourcing and transportation of stone, making use of either traditional petrological analysis or the newer technique of neutron activation analysis to determine quarries of origin. Chapters also include Jonathan Hoyte on practicalities of conservation, and Nigel Hiscock on the interface of architecture, structure and sculpture.
Joachim Poeschke, 2011, Regum Monumenta: Kaiser Friedrich II. und die Grabmäler
A exhaustive study of the 13th-
Mark Redknap, 2011, ‘A tale of lost knights: thirteenth-
A detailed investigation of the fragmentary remains of two, or more probably three,
Christine Reynolds (ed.), 2011, Surveyors of the Fabric of Westminster Abbey, 1827-
An edition of the annual reports of the 19th-
An account, rooted firmly in the Cathedral archives, of the many chantries at St Paul’s, and of the individuals who endowed, served, and administered them. Includes an analysis of the siting of chantries and chantry chapels within the Cathedral. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Nigel Saul, Jonathan Mackman, & Christopher Whittick, 2011, ‘Grave stuff: litigation
with a London tomb-
An examination of a case in the court of common pleas in which the executors of Sir John Dallingridge of Bodiam (d.1408) sued a London mason, John Petit, for failure to deliver a tomb monument to their satisfaction. Much of the contract was rehearsed in the pleadings, and light is shed on the expectations of patrons and the workings of the market. A fragment of an alabaster effigy at Bodiam Castle must, on heraldic evidence, have commemorated Dallingridge: it may have been a replacement commission from a Midlands firm after Petit’s dismissal.
Charlotte A Stanford, 2011, Commemorating the Dead in Late Medieval Strasbourg: the
Cathedral's Book of Donors and its use (1320-
An analysis of the late medieval Book of Donors of Strasbourg Cathedral, which lists 6,954 gifts to the construction fund made in exchange for prayers for the donors’ souls. The author shows how the Cathedral successfully competed for patronage with parish churches and convents. A number of references are made to tomb monuments. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Sarah Tarlow, 2011, Ritual, Belief and the Dead in Early Modern Britain and Ireland (CUP: Cambridge. 238pp; 36 b/w illus, 1 table; ISBN 9780521761543; hbk; £55)
An interdisciplinary study of belief as it related to the dead body in early modern Britain and Ireland, drawing on archaeological, historical, theological, scientific and folkloric sources, and ranging from the theological discussion of bodily resurrection to the use of body parts as remedies, and from the judicial punishment of the corpse to elite burial ceremonies. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Robert Tittler, 2012, Portraits, Painters, and Publics in Provincial England, 1540-
An innovative enquiry into the affinity for secular portraiture in Tudor and early Stuart England, which places patronage and production in their social and cultural contexts, and distinguishes between ‘vernacular’ provincial portraiture and the more ‘polite’ portraiture of the court and metropolis. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Lisa M Toland, 2011, ‘A growing indifference? Somerset baronet burial requests,
A study of testamentary requests for burial arrangements within a sample of 102 wills
from 12 Somerset baronet families, which questions assumptions that choice of burial-
John Turpin & Derrick Knight, 2011, The Magnificent Seven: London’s first landscaped
cemeteries (Amberley: Stroud. 160pp; 180 b/w illus; ISBN 978-
Ronald van Belle, 2010, ‘An incised slab discovery in Bruges and some other Bruges
slabs’, Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 18.2, 133-
Reports on a triple-
Ronald van Belle, 2011, Laudas Flamencas en España: ‘Flemish’ Monumental Brasses in Spain (Beta III Milenio: Bilbao. 288pp; 84 b/w illus; ISBN 9788492629411; pbk; €25 (£23) + €10.50 (£9.10) p&p to UK). Available from the author at Korte Lane nr. 12, 8000 Brugge, Belgium; firstname.lastname@example.org
A study of Flemish monumental brasses ordered by Spanish merchants and clergy, focusing
on surviving examples at Seville, Castro Urdiales, Lekeitio (two), Solsona, Tarragona,
Artea, Bilbao, Avila, and Vitoria-
Truus van Bueren, 2010, ‘The brass of Joost van Amstel van Mijnden’, Trans Monumental
Brass Soc, 18.2, 145-
An investigation into the brass to Joost van Amstel van Mijnden (d. 1554) and his
family, now in the Catharijneconvent Museum, Utrecht. It commemorates Joost’s family
as a whole, including his posthumously-
Philip Whittemore, 2010, ‘Murdered by Greek brigands: the sad story of Frederick
Vyner’, Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 18.2, 151-
An account of the abduction and murder of four hostages (three English and one Piedmontese) in Greece in 1870, and of the known memorials, including a brass plate, to one of the group, Frederick Vyner.
Marilyn Yurdan, 2010, Oxfordshire Graves and Gravestones (History Press: Stroud. 128pp; 96 b/w illus; ISBN 978075249; pbk; £12.99)
A short history of burial and monuments in Oxfordshire ranging from prehistoric barrows to the 21st century. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Michael Aidin, 2009, ‘General Richard Montgomery’s memorial, New York’, The Irish
Sword, 36.106 (Winter 2009), 373-
An account of the monument to the Irish-
Nicholas Amor, 2011, Late Medieval Ipswich: trade and industry (Boydell: Woodbridge. 300pp; 6 b/w illus, 6 maps; ISBN 978 1 84383 673 5; hbk; £50)
An investigation of the mercantile class in one of the most important of medieval English ports. Makes extensive use of testamentary evidence, and includes an appendix listing surviving memorials to medieval Ipswich burgesses.
Sally Badham & Paul Cockerham (eds), 2012, ‘The beste and fayrest of al Lincolnshire’: the church of St Botolph, Boston, Lincolnshire, and its medieval monuments, British Archaeol Reports 554 (Archaeopress: Oxford. xi+266pp; 250 colour & b/w illus; ISBN 978 1 4073 0933 0; pbk; £44)
A pioneering study of the monuments of St Botolph’s, surviving and documented, including
incised slabs, brasses and indents, and effigies. Essays on the economic history
of Boston, the institutional and architectural history of St Botolph’s, the town’s
religious guilds, and the monuments themselves, are followed by a catalogue of 67
Graham Bathe & Andrew Douglas, 2012, ‘Forging alliances: the life of Edward Seymour,
Earl of Hertford, and his commissioning of the Great Illuminated Roll Pedigree of
the Seymours and monumental tombs in Wiltshire and Westminster’, Wiltshire Archaeol
& Natural History Mag, 105, 182-
A study of the lifelong efforts made by Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford (1539-
Steven C Bullock & Sheila McIntyre, 2011, ‘The handsome tokens of a funeral: glove-
An examination of the distribution of gloves to mourners at funerals, a ritual practised
particularly intensively in early and mid-
Christopher Collard, 2012, ‘An epitaph attributable to John Skelton?’, Notes & Queries,
59.1 (Mar. 2012), 30-
A textual investigation of a Latin and English epitaph hung by the tomb of Queen Philippa of Hainault (d. 1369) in Westminster Abbey. The author concludes that, like those at the tombs of Henry VII and Lady Margaret Beaufort, it is probably attributable to the poet John Skelton (c.1460–1529).
James Stevens Curl, 2011, Freemasonry and the Enlightenment: architecture, symbols
& influences (Historical Pubs: London. 356pp; 71 colour, 251 b/w illus; ISBN 978-
A rewritten and greatly expanded version of the author’s Art and Architecture of Freemasonry: an introductory study, first published in 1991. The concluding chapter includes discussion of Masonic influences and allusions in the design of monuments, mausolea and cemeteries.
Elizabeth den Hartog, John Veerman & Jan Droge (eds), 2011, De Pieterskerk in Leiden: Bouwgeschiedenis, inrichting en gedenktekens (Wbooks: Zwolle. 512pp; 350 illus; ISBN 9789040078187; hbk; €59.50)
Máirín Doddy, 2011, ‘The Dennis mausoleum, Co. Galway’, History Ireland, 19.1, 27
On the unusual cast-
Mark Downing, 2012, Military Effigies of England & Wales, Volume 4: Leicestershire-
Vincent Debiais, 2011, ‘L’inscription funéraire des XIe-
An exploration of allusions to and representations of the body on 11th-
Sally M Foster, 2010, ‘The curatorial consequences of being moved, moveable or portable:
the case of carved stones’, Scottish Archaeol J, 32.1, 15-
A discussion centred on Scottish carved stones (but with wider application) of the
sometimes artificial distinction between site-
John A A Goodall, 2011, ‘The chantry chapel at Guy’s Cliffe, Warwick’, in Linda Monckton
& Richard K Morris (eds), Coventry: medieval art, architecture and archaeology in
the city and its vicinity, BAA Conference Trans 33, pp. 304-
An account of the history and architecture of the chapel at Guy’s Cliffe, originally
a hermitage but established as a chantry in 1423; and of its gigantic mid-
Madeleine Gray, 2011, ‘The brass of Richard and Joan Foxwist at Llanbelig: death,
commemoration and the Reformation in Wales’, Trans Caernarvonshire Hist Soc, 72,
Dennis Hadley, , Powell’s Opus Sectile Locations. Free download available from the Tiles & Architectural Ceramics Soc at www.tilesoc.org.uk/pdf/opuslist.pdf
An inventory of work in opus sectile, a form of mosaic made from glass or marble tiles, frequently used for memorial tablets. The technique was pioneered by James Powell and Sons, and the inventory, covering examples from 1864 to 1942, is based on entries in the Powell’s of Whitefriars archive held at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Stephen Hart, 2012, Medieval Church Window Tracery in England (Boydell: Woodbridge. 184pp; 261 b/w, 20 colour illus; ISBN 9781843837602; pbk; £19.99)
A paperback edition of a study of window tracery from the 13th to 16th centuries published in hardback in 2010. The author goes beyond simple classification to explore motifs, themes, patterns and techniques, and the distinction between a window’s architectural form and its tracery style. Based on a visual catalogue of some 250 images from churches throughout England, and including a glossary of terms. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Marcus Herbert, 2012, ‘The pied bull: a Nevill effigy in the parish church of St
Lawrence, Mereworth, Kent’, The Ricardian, 22, 9-
A reassessment of an alabaster tomb effigy at Mereworth, associated (on the basis of a bull crest and footrest) with the Nevill family, Earls of Westmorland. The author dates it to the early 16th century, and concludes that it probably commemorates George Nevill, second Baron Bergavenny (d. 1492), and was originally located in Lewes Priory.
Roger Hudson, 2012, ‘Where Washington lies’, History Today, 62.2, 28-
A discussion of an 1859 photograph (originally one of a pair of stereographs) showing George Washington’s mausoleum at Mount Vernon, Virginia, erected in 1831, undergoing repair.
John G Hunter, 2012, ‘Changing fashions in monumental inscriptions’, Local Historian,
42.1 (Feb 2012), 16-
An analysis of the phraseology of monumental inscriptions from the late 16th to the
early 19th centuries, based on a survey of some 2,400 inscriptions in eight burial
grounds in north-
Laura Jacobus, 2012, ‘The tomb of Enrico Scrovegni in the Arena Chapel, Padua’, Burlington
Mag, 154 (no 1311: June 2012), 403-
A reappraisal of the monumental tomb of Enrico Scrovengni (d. 1336) in Padua. The author argues that the sarcophagus belongs to an earlier monument commissioned for the present site from Giovanni Pisano before Enrico’s flight to Venice in 1320; but that the effigy and attendant angels were commissioned later, from an unidentified master, for S. Mattia, Venice, where Enrico was temporarily interred. The second sculptor is distinguished from the creator of the effigy of Castellone Salomone at Treviso, with whom he has traditionally been conflated.
David King, 2011, ‘The indent of John Aylward: glass and brass at East Harling’,
Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 18.3, 251-
The indent of a brass to John Aylward (d. 1503), rector of East Harling (Norfolk),
by the Norwich glazier William Heyward, is considered in the context of other memorials
in the church to members of the Harling family, including glass of the 1490s which
is also likely to be by Heyward. The implications of the same multi-
Reinhard Lamp, 2011, ‘The inscriptions of the Blodwell brass at Balsham, Cambridgeshire’,
Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 18.3, 212-
An examination of the inscriptions on the brass of John Blodwell (d. 1462). The author finds a metrical inconsistency in the marginal inscription, pointing to the accidental omission of a line of verse by the engraver; and argues that the foot inscription (in dialogue form) was composed by Blodwell himself, revealed to be familiar with biblical and classical texts and a poet of considerable ability.
Jörg H Lampe & Meike Willing (eds), 2012, Die Inschriften des Landkreises Holzminden,
Reihe Die Deutschen Inschriften 83 (Ludwig Reichert: Wiesbaden. 388pp; 46 colour,
184 b/w illus; ISBN 978-
An annotated catalogue of 276 inscriptions (extant and documented) dating from before 1650 in the district of Holzminden in Lower Saxony, including those from the Cistercian foundation of Amelungsborn Abbey. Many of the inscriptions are from tomb monuments; others are from secular buildings, bells, and other media.
Julian Luxford, 2011, ‘The Hastings brass at Elsing: a contextual analysis’, Trans
Monumental Brass Soc, 18.3, 193-
A reconsideration of the well-
Richard Mawrey, 2012, ‘The mystery of the Glastonbury Cross’, History Today, 62.4 (Apr. 2012), 5
An account of a bizarre and still unresolved incident of 1981-
Elizabeth Norton, 2011, ‘Elizabeth Blount of Kinlet: an image of Henry VIII’s mistress
identified’, Shropshire History and Archaeology, 84, 21-
A discussion of the tomb of Sir John Blount (d.1531) at Kinlet (Salop), attributed to the Burton alabasterer Richard Parker. The author identifies one of the six daughters shown on panels on the tomb chest as the mother of Henry VIII’s illegitimate son Henry Fitzroy, and makes a case for this being a portrait.
Jude O’Gorman, 2010, ‘The grave-
A report on a limestone tablet now in Kerry County Museum. Crosbie was implicated in the theft of silver bullion from the wrecked Danish vessel The Golden Lion in 1731.
Includes entries by Chrys Plumley on ‘Effigies and brasses’; Gale Owen-
Patricia Berrahou Phillippy, 2011, ‘A comfortable farewell: child-
A discussion of the emotional impact and gendering of child loss as reflected in the inscriptions and iconography of English tomb monuments dating from 1596 to 1688.
Patricia Berrahou Phillippy, 2011, ‘Living stones: Lady Elizabeth Russell and the
art of sacred conversation’, in Micheline White (ed), English Women, Religion, and
Textual Production, 1500-
A consideration of the protestant faith and ideas of reconciliation of Elizabeth, Lady Russell (née Cooke, and later Hoby) (1528–1609); and their expression through tomb monuments, including those to her parents, husbands, children, and herself. The author argues that an elegy sent by Lady Russell to her nephew, Robert Cecil, on the death of his wife Elizabeth in 1597, may have been submitted as a proposed epitaph for Elizabeth’s monument in Westminster Abbey.
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