Cherubs and Chantries: The Story of English Church Monuments
Study Day | Gloucester Cathedral
Friday 21 October 2011 - 10:15 until 15:30
This study day, from the popular series held under the auspices of the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester Cathedral, provides an opportunity to learn about the origins, character and meaning of English church monuments, giving the basic tools to interpret the monuments which are encountered in a great number of churches across the United Kingdom.
Cathedral guides will present illustrated lectures and give guided tours of the Cathedral.
We will examine the most famous monuments, showing how simple grave markers developed into elaborate and ostentatious structures with effigies, tomb chests, canopies and architectural frames, which displayed not just piety but status and wealth.
You may wish to bring a pair of binoculars and portable seating.
Regrettably this event is not suitable for those who have difficulty climbing stairs.