This book explores the international trade of Bristol and its documentary and archaeological evidence, and offers a radical new interpretation for its early development. It is based on the conference held, from 20 to 24 July 1996, at Badcock Hall, University of Bristol.
1. Orpheus and the Newton St Loe Pavement in Bristol City Museum 2. Bristol and its International Position 3. The Medieval Defences of Bristol Revisited 4. The Elder Lady Chapel at St Augustine's, Bristol and Wells Cathedral 5. European Prodigy or Regional Eccentric? The Rebuilding of St Augustine's Abbey Church, Bristol 6. The Myth of William Canynges and the Late Medieval Rebuilding of St Mary Redcliffe 7. A Syncopated Cloister from Keynsham Abbey 8. The Iconography of Christ Victor in Anglo-Saxon Art: A New Approach to the Study of the 'Harrowing of Hell' Relief in Bristol Cathedral 9. Bristol Misericords and their Sources 10. Alfred Fryer's 'Monumental Effigies of Bristol Craftsmen': A Reassessment 11. Glimpses of Glory': Paintings from St Mark's Hospital, Bristol 12. The Stained Glass of the Lady Chapel of Bristol Cathedral; Charles Winston (1814-64) and Stained Glass Restoration in the 19th Century