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Medieval Archaeology, Art and Architecture of the Thames Valley

ISBN 9781902653440
Published June 1, 2002 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

The Association's 1998 conference was focused on Windsor. The castle and College of St George, with its chapel, were the main themes. The architectural papers, however, extended to the parish church at Shottesbrooke, Reading Abbey and Eton College: this volume contains most of the papers given at the conference. Following an introduction to Windsor in the context of medieval Berkshire, there are chapters considering the work of Henry III, the remarkable buildings of Edward III, and the restoration after the tragic fire of 1992. Other chapters consider decorative elements in the chapel and the College, from floor-tiles in the Aerary to Henry III's wall-paintings in the Lower Ward. The book throws new light on many aspects of the castle and the College, and confirms, surely, Matthew Paris's view that there was 'no more splendid a castle in all of Europe'. British Archaeological Association (BAA) Conference Transaction Series BAA Conference Transactions contain studies on medieval art, architecture and archaeology arising from the BAA's annual conference. Each volume is compiled by an invited guest editor.

Table of Contents

PrefaceWindsor in the Context of Medieval BerkshireBy GRENVILLE ASTILLThe Royal Lodgings of Edward III at Windsor Castle: Form, Function, RepresentationBy CHRISTOPHER WILSONHenry III's Windsor: Castle-building and ResidencesBy VIRGINIA JANSENWindsor Castle: the 1992 Fire, the Restoration, Archaeology and HistoryBy STEPHEN BRINDLEHenry III's Wall Paintings of the Zodiac in the Lower Ward of Windsor CastleDAVID PARK and ROBYN PENDERThe Basset Stall-plateBy PETER J BEGENT, JOHN CHERRY and JOHN A GOODALLThe Reward of Aesop and a Miracle of St Osmund in St George's Chapel, WindsorBy ANNE F SUTTON and LIVIA VISSER-FUCHSThe Imagery of the Virgin Mary and St George in the stalls of St George's ChapelSAMANTHA J E RICHESGerman and Flemish prints as design-sources for the misericords in St George's Chapel, Windsor (1477x84)By MALCOLM JONESJohn Tresilian and the Gates of Edward IV's ChantryBy JANE GEDDESThe Chantry Chapel of King Edward IVANTJE FEHRMANNA Late Medieval Pilgrimage Cult: Master John Schorn of North Marston and WindsorBy RICHARD MARKSThe Heraldic Decoration of St George's Chapel, WindsorPETER J BEGENTThe 'Tables' of the Knights of the GarterBy PATRICK MITCHELLWindsor Castle and the Penn tile industryLAURENCE KEENThe Income Book and the Canons' Houses at Windsor, 1660-1830By JOHN CROOKHenry VI's Court and the Construction of Eton CollegeJOHN A A GOODALLShottesbrooke Church: A Study in Knightly PatronageBy NIGEL SAULThe Romanesque Abbey Church at ReadingBy MALCOLM THURLBY and RON BAXTERThe Decoration of the Cloister at Reading AbbeyRON BAXTER and STUART HARRISONPlan of Windsor Castle

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