The Farnham Monuments: Myths, Legends and Family Fables
An event forming part of the Church Monuments Society’s ‘The Stories Monuments Tell’ series of free Spring online lectures 2022. Everybody welcome!
The Farnham Monuments: Myths, Legends and Family Fables: Moira Ackers
This is a story about the Farnham family who were pretty average members of the early-modern Leicestershire squirarchy. They were neither particularly prominent in the honour community nor very wealthy. So why do they have a chantry chapel in Quorn crammed with monuments? Between 1502 -1587 the Farnham’s commissioned nine memorials. Why did they suddenly engage in this expensive elite activity? What were they trying to tell their contemporaries and how do we read their monuments today?
Moira Ackers, BSc(Hons), MA completed her Art History MA at the OU with a dissertation on the Early-modern alabaster monuments and their sculptors in the East Midlands. She has been a member of the CMS for many years and now serves on the Council as Events co-ordinator.
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Image Credit: Moira Ackers. The image is part of the Monument to William Farnham (d.1548) and Dorothy Neville, Royley’s workshop (fl.1546-1600).