Church Monuments Society


Rethinking a Renaissance Masterpiece: The Tomb of Dr John Yonge (d.1516)



Online lecture

The tomb by Torrigiano is usually only considered in terms of its artistic merit, but the purpose of this lecture will be to think about how it actually functioned as a monument and its role in Yonge’s commemorative strategies and the work carried out by his executors.

Dr Richard Asquith was awarded his PhD in History in 2022 from Royal Holloway, University of London, for a thesis that examined the few extant sets of executors’ accounts relating to pre-Reformation London. He also has an MSt in Medieval History from Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford. His research interests include urban society, piety, and death in the later Middle Ages, on which he has published and is currently writing several articles.

Event Information

This online talk is FREE to all and will take place on Zoom. The talk is free, but you have to register: go to our Eventbrite profile page at  for bookings and other information on all our online talks. This is one of a series of online talks delivered by the Church Monuments Society.

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