By Linda Monckton

ISBN-10: 1906540624

ISBN-13: 9781906540623

ISBN-10: 1906540632

ISBN-13: 9781906540630

The British Archaeological Association's 2007 convention celebrated the fabric tradition of medieval Coventry, the fourth wealthiest English urban of the later heart a long time. the 19 papers amassed during this quantity got down to therapy the relative forget in glossy scholarship of the city's paintings, structure and archaeology, in addition to to surround fresh study on monuments within the neighborhood. The scene is determined via papers on archaeological excavations in the ancient urban centre, specifically because the Seventies, and a paper investigating the relationships among Coventry's development increase and financial stipulations within the urban within the later heart a while. 3 papers at the Cathedral Priory of St Mary compile new insights into the Romanesque cathedral church, the monastic structures and the post-Dissolution historical past of the precinct, derived regularly from the result of the Phoenix Initiative excavations (19992003). 3 extra papers offer new architectural histories of the extraordinary former parish church of St Michael, the effective Guildhall of St Mary and the striking surviving west diversity of the Coventry Charterhouse. The top quality huge paintings of the later medieval urban is represented by way of papers on wall-painting (featuring the lately conserved Doom in Holy Trinity church), at the little-known Crucifixion mural on the Charterhouse, and on a reassessment of the operating practices of the well-known master-glazier, John Thornton. papers on a guild seal and at the glazing at Stanford on Avon parish church reflect on the proof for Coventry as a local workshop centre for top of the range metalwork and glass-painting. past the town, 3 papers take care of the advance of Combe Abbey from Cistercian monastery to kingdom condominium, with the Beauchamp family's hermitage at Guy's Cliffe, and with a newly pointed out stonemasons' workshop within the 'barn' at Kenilworth Abbey. additional papers obstacle the architectural patronage of the earls and dukes of Lancaster within the 14th century at Kenilworth fortress and within the Newarke at Leicester Castle.

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