The discussion after Saturday’s lecture was so interesting that my French cousin and I felt we had to go back for another look. We looked very carefully at the graffiti on the tombs – here’s a sample:
but I have to be honest, they look like names and initials. If the questioner sees this, can you have a look at the PowerPoint when the lecture gets on YouTube and let me know which slide had the Marian marks and I’ll have another go.
Amy spotted some more paint on Gwladus’s effigy – a fragment of deep green in the folds of her robe
and some gilding on the chain on her neck
And on the canopy, Amy spotted this, a little head
We also had a good look at the ledgerstones. Local occupations
some nice poetry
a stonemason who was clearly proud of his work (alas, his name is missing)
and – ironically, in a church with such a collection of monuments – this warning:
And finally – two little brasses on the east end of the choir stalls, sixteenth and seventeenth century – but who is that between them?
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