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Latest Journal Vol XXXVII

  • 2022-23

This volume covers a range of territories and periods - a Portuguese monastery, the inventory of a Parisian tomb-maker, Welsh poetry at Brecon, the Halsey monuments in Great Gaddesden and the bale tombs of the Cotswolds.

It is a particular pleasure to publish Giulia Rossi Vairo's study of a monument in the Portuguese monastery of Odivelas, which she suggests commemorates the young grandson of the founder. This was the runner-up entry in the 2020 CMS Essay Prize. Details of the current essay competition are at

We are currently looking for a new co-editor for the Journal. This is a great way to get involved with the work of the Society - and you get first look at all the new research. More details at .

The Journal is free to members. If you are not a member - to whet your appetite, these are the articles

Monumentum and Memento: The tomb monument of the Infante Dinis (1317–18) in the monastery of St Dinis and St Bernardo at Odivelas, Portugal

An inventory of a Parisian tomb-maker’s workshop made in 1522

Bale tombs in eastern Cotswold churchyards

Honouring the past and observing the future : Henshaw Halsey’s chapel and monuments in the church of St John the Baptist, Great Gaddesden (Hertfordshire)

Poems in Welsh on gravestones in Brecon Cathedral

and the abstracts are below ...

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