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Exhibition of Medieval Seals

An extraordinary display of medieval seals – including one belonging to King Henry VII – has opened to the public [Fig. 1]. The exhibition, entitled ‘Small Objects of Power’ is being held at Berkshire Record Office, Reading, and admission is … Continue reading

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Cork Church Appeals for help

A landmark church in Cork city has launched a fund-raising drive to aid urgent repairs. St Vincent’s Church in Sunday’s Well, which opened in 1856, has had preventative maintenance work carried out to weatherproof the south face of the church, … Continue reading

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Timsbury Glass Survives Fire

Important early fifteenth-century glass at the parish church of St Andrew in Timsbury (Hampshire) has survived a terrifying fire that destroyed parts of the ancient roof and bell tower and severely damaged a modern window at the west end made … Continue reading

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Ancient Lead in York Minster’s Great East Window

Lead that has long been suspected to be medieval in a shield in the bottom row of York Minster’s Great East Window has been further revealed during conservation. The shield in panel 1f depicts the arms of the see of … Continue reading

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New Book on Medieval York

Adding to the already rich bibliography on York, David Palliser’s Medieval York, on the history of England’s second city, covers the 1,000 years from the post-Roman revival of the settlement to the end of the Middle Ages. The book compares … Continue reading

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BSMGP Summer Lecture and Touring Conference

Summer Lecture The BSMGP summer lecture will be given by Steve Clare and is entitled ‘An under-appreciated masterpiece: conservation of the great Jesse Tree window in Wells Cathedral’. The window dates from around 1340 and features an unusual colour palette, … Continue reading

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Major Grant for Visitor Centre at One of Britainʼs Most Important Stained-Glass Collections

The Heritage Lottery Fund has given £94,000 towards the building of a visitor centre and café at the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Shrewsbury (Shropshire), home to one of Britainʼs most important collections of English and Continental medieval … Continue reading

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Fund-Raising Concert for Winchester Cathedral Medieval Glass

A concert by the Band and Bugles of the Rifles Regiment will take place at Winchester Cathedral on 26 April as part of a final push to raise £800,000 for the preservation of medieval glass of ʻexceptional significanceʼ in the … Continue reading

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ʻAs you are, so was Iʼ: Medieval Memorials from East Anglia

An exhibition on medieval memorials is now on at St Peter Hungate Church, Princess Street, Norwich. The commemoration of the dead was a vital matter in medieval East Anglia. The affluent invested considerable sums in elaborate memorials, to proclaim their … Continue reading

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Spring Exhibition and Lecture at the Stained Glass Museum, Ely

Exhibition The Spring Exhibition at the Stained Glass Museum, Ely, is entitled ʻLeonard Walker: A Glass Worldʼ. The temporary exhibition, which runs from 17 March to 30 June 2014, features several stained-glass designs by Walker (1877–1964) alongside photographs of the … Continue reading

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