Tag: Misericords

St George and the popeys

The stalls in the quire of St George’s Chapel hold a wealth of intricate wood carving which was carried out by carpenters for the King’s new works within the Castle of Windsor.  In letters patent of May 1475 John Squyer ...

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Danse macabre

Death and sinning were common scenes carved on medieval misericords as sculptors highlighted the world around them.  Sudden death was kept alive in people’s minds, not only through visual warnings of doom and damnation as seen in paintings and sermons ...

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When the fox preaches…

The misericords of St George’s Chapel form one of the finest collections of 15th century carvings in the country. The carvers could choose what they wanted to depict, leading to scenes taken from bestiaries, literature and proverbs, and all aspects ...

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When to trust women

In a 15th century manuscript in the Archives of Balliol College, Oxford appears the following carol: When these things following be done to our intent, Then put women in trust and confident… When sparrows build churches on a height And ...

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The Queen's Free Chapel. The Chapel of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of the Garter. The Chapel of the College of St George.