Medieval imagination in Chester Cathedrals

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The quire of Chester Cathedral boasts a fine group of intricately carved wooden misericords, which date from 1380 and depict pagan legends and mythical creatures alongside stories of Christian piety. This gazetteer of the carvings reproduces a unique set of Victorian photographs, together with information on the content of each image and its connections to medieval beliefs, symbolism and traditions.

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Medieval imagination in Chester Cathedrals

Medieval imagination in Chester Cathedrals

Myths, Misericords, Miracles, Monsters, Mystery Plays, Midsummer Watch and the Green Man

Paperback88pp Illustrated210x148mm

9781872265780     Product Code: 503825

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The quire of Chester Cathedral boasts a fine group of intricately carved wooden misericords, which date from 1380 and depict pagan legends and mythical creatures alongside stories of Christian piety. This gazetteer of the carvings reproduces a unique set of Victorian photographs, together with information on the content of each image and its connections to medieval beliefs, symbolism and traditions.

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