Of Churches, Toothache and Sheep

Of Churches, Toothache and Sheep

The Norwich Historic Churches Trust, entrusted with the care of 18 of Norwich’s redundant medieval churches, works not only to maintain them but to increase awareness of architectural, historical and other related aspects of our medieval ecclesiastical heritage. This is the first of two books the Lasse Press is publishing in association with the Trust, with all profits going to support its work. It focuses on historically oriented papers from its 2014 and 2015 conferences. An authoritative but also entertaining (and at times eccentric) collection, which ranges well beyond Norwich itself, they are copiously illustrated and should appeal to all those interested in the history of Norwich or in medieval churches more generally.

The collection is edited by Nicholas Groves, convenor of the conferences and co-author of William Stephen Gilly, also published by the Lasse Press.



Foreword Brian Ayers

Valuations of churches in the medieval diocese of Norwich Elizabeth Gemmill

Roman Catholic chapels of Norwich Francis Young

The funeral of John Paston Susan Curran

Toothache, saints, and churches in medieval Norfolk, with particular reference to the City of Norwich John Beal

Theology, doctrine, discipline, liturgy: the material culture of change c.1450–1600 Victor Morgan

The shepe hath paid for all: stained glass and self-expression in the Late Middle Ages Allan Barton


ISBN 978-0-9933069-2-1
Publication June 2016.
128 pages, 234 x 156 mm, including many illustrations, some in colour.
Notes, bibliography and index.


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