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Volume XXVI

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Sally Badham An enigmatic semi-effigial monument at Brize Norton (Oxfordshire) Philip J Lankester A note on the semi-effigial monument at Staunton-in-the-Vale (Nottinghamshire)
The semi-effigial monument at Brize Norton is an outstanding piece of work, combining several carving techniques. The incised marginal inscription in textural lettering records that it commemorates John Daubeney (d. 1346); although no trace of him can be found in the public records, he was probably descended from a cadet branch of one of the more illustrious branches of the Albini family of Belvoir (Leicestershire). Although the same stone type used indicates that it was produced locally, the composition of the monument is unusual for Oxfordshire, the closest comparator being the slab to William de Staunton (d. 1326) at Staunton (Nottinghamshire), although the identity and date of the latter slab may not be as certain as has generally been assumed.

Kelcey Wilson-Lee Dynasty and strategies of commemoration: Knightly families in late-medieval and early modern Derbyshire, part 2
This article continues the study of strategies of commemoration among the Derbyshire gentry by examining the sepulchral monuments commemorating members of the knightly Foljambe family at four different Derbyshire churches. Using documentary sources alongside the evidence of the monuments themselves, it will demonstrate how and why the family frequently shifted their burial site between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries. Despite the haphazard appearance of their burial places, the Foljambes carefully managed their commemorative spaces to display an approved version of family history, which eschewed longevity in favour of simplified storylines and completeness in favour of perceived simplicity.

John Richards The 'sepolcro triunfale' of Sts Simon and Jude in San Giovanni in Valle, Verona, and a late gothic tomb-building partnership in the Veneto
The Veronese tomb of Sts Simon and Jude has attracted more scholarly attention to the early Christian sarcophagus incorporated within a late Gothic setting than to the setting itself. This paper seeks to redress that imbalance and examine the work done in the 1330's, when the tomb was constructed. It also examines the relationships between the tomb and the cult of the two Apostles in Verona, as well as its place in the careers of the two artists to whom the gothic elements can be attributed, the sculptor Antonio da Mestre and the painter Martino da Verona, whose partnership was a dominant force in Verona and its surroundings in the later trecento and the early quattrocento.

Lawrence Butler The tombstone attributed to the mason Hugh Rose at East Winch (Norfolk)
In the north aisle of East Winch church (Norfolk) lies a tomb slab which was found face down in the south porch in 1875.It is claimed that this commemorates Hugh Rose, the mason responsible for rebuilding the church, who died in 1423. The character of the tomb carving and its symbols are discussed with relation to other masons' tomb slabs. The origin of the attribution is examined and the credence that may be placed on this claim is assessed. Upon detailed examination this claim appears to be without any factual historical foundation.

Brian and Moira Gittos A mason's memorial at South Cave (Yorkshire)
A loose and broken slab in All Saints', South Cave (East Riding of Yorkshire), carries an incised cross, shield, masons' square, the initials 'I B' and the bas-relief bust of a man. Of indifferent quality, it can be shown to date from the late fifteenth century and is relatable to a monument (dated 1464), which was recorded in the nave of Selby Abbey (North Yorkshire) by the antiquary W. D. Sweeting. The South Cave slab commemorates the mason John Barton (d. 1483) whose surviving will asks for burial in this church. It is a rare example of an effigial monument to an English medieval mason for whom there is identifying documentary evidence.

Sofija Matich and Jennifer S. Alexander Creating and recreating the Yorksist tombs in Fotheringhay church (Northamptonshire)
The two sixteenth-century tombs in Fotheringhay church commemorating fifteenth-century members of the Yorksist dynasty whose roles as ancestors of the Tudor monarchy required that new monuments be set up to replace their damaged originals. Despite being royal tombs, the documents that describe the events of their recreation omit to mention how the tombs were paid for. A consideration of the histories of the original tombs, coupled with a close examination of the sixteenth-century documents, enables the events of 1572/3 to be understood more fully.

Clive J Easter The Cary family of Clovelly: a case of familial commemoration in late-seventeenth-century Devon
The twelve Cary family monuments at Clovelly (Devon) are one of the most important such groupings of monuments in the county. Not previously considered in their entirety, this article provides an overview of the history of the Clovelly branch of the family, looks closely at the monuments and considers the origin of their design as well as the possible location of the workshop that produced them. The concluding section considers the ideas behind the erection of the monuments and how the collection might have been interpreted by the contemporary spectator.

Review Articles

Approaches to the study of church monuments: the elite status of those commemorated, regional studies and multi-disciplinarity.
Kirsty Owen Identity, commemoration  and dying well. Exploring the relationship between the Ars Moriendi tradition and the material culture of death in Gloucestershire, c.1350-1700 AD.

Jan van Oudheusden and Harry Tummers (eds) De grafzerken van de Sint-Jan te's-Hertogenbosch

Book Reviews

Robert Griffith-Jones and David Park (eds) The Temple Church in London: history, architecture, art.

Margret Lemberg God erbarme dich uber mich/bruder des bergere ouch ich. Die Grablegen des hessischen Fürstenhauses

Mark Downing Military effigies of England and Wales, Vol 1: Bedfordshire-Derbyshire

Sally Badham Medieval church and churchyard monuments

Caroline M. Barron and Clive Burgess (eds) Memory and commemoration in medieval England

J. M. Luxford and M. A. Michael (eds) Tributes to Nigel Morgan, contexts of medieval art: images, objects & ideas

Matthew Saunders Saving churches. The Friends of Friendless Churches: the first 50 years.

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