Tombs and Brasses of Medieval England
by Professor Nigel Saul

Date: Tuesday 25 October 2016

New Members’ Reception

An overview of the types of tombs and brasses to have come down to us from medieval England illustrated as far as possible from examples in Somerset and Wiltshire.

Tombs and Brasses of Medieval England



Medieval tombs and brasses form part of the rich treasury of art and sculpture in England’s churches. This illustrated talk will look at their variety of forms, how they changed over the period, and what they tell us about those commemorated. Many examples will be from Dorset and surrounding counties.

Nigel Saul is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, Royal Holloway, University of London.   Author of Richard II (1997); English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages: History and Representation (2009); For Honour and Fame: Chivalry in England, 1066-1500 (2011). 

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