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King's Lynn and the Fens: Medieval Art, Architecture and by John McNeill

By John McNeill

The fourteen papers amassed during this quantity discover the medieval artwork, structure and archaeology of King's Lynn and the Fens. They come up out of the Association's 2005 convention, and mirror its main issue to interact with a vast diversity of monuments and issues, instead of concentrating on a unmarried significant construction. inside King's Lynn individuals think about the excellent 14th-century enamelled consuming vessel popularly often called 'King John's Cup', the previous Hanseatic 'Steelyard', the crimson Mount Chapel, and the oak furniture of the chapel of St Nicholas, whereas the pine ordinary chest from St Margaret's church is classed by way of the importation and distribution of comparable chest throughout England as a whole.Outside King's Lynn there are articles at the old manipulation of landscapes and constructions at Kirkstead, the 13th-century structure and sculpture of Croyland Abbey, the 14th-century parish church of St Mary at Snettisham, the tomb of Sir Humphrey de Littlebury in any respect Saints, Holbeach, the missed medieval wall work within the Prior's Chapel at fort Acre, and the past due medieval stained glass at Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen. ultimately, there are 3 papers that examine specific features of the ways that parish church buildings have been financed, decorated and used around the sector - by way of late-12th and early-13th-century patronage, their 12th-century deployment of architectural sculpture, and the categories and preparations of choir stalls that seemed at a parochial point in the course of the later heart Ages.

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