Shepherd of Another Flock
The Charming Tale of a New Vicar in a Yorkshire Country Town
In the 1990s, following an ‘unfortunate episode’, Yorkshire vicar David Wilbourne took over the diocese of Helmsley, a beautiful market town with a cold, damp 12th-century vicarage. This is a memoir of his first year, and his encounters with a range of colourful characters, from landowner Lord Feversham and Frank the singing shepherd to chef Ted, who had fought with the Polish Free Army.
Medieval Art and Architecture in the Diocese of Glasgow
After an introductory, general account of the cathedral, this collection of 13 papers covers a variety of specialized subjects, among them the cult of St Kentigern at the cathedral in the 12th century, Scottish Romanesque sculpture, the stellar vaults of the inner crypt, and excavations at the cathedral in 1992–3.
British Hymn Books for Children, 1800–1900
Re-tuning the History of Childhood
In the first work to tackle this facet of children’s history, Clapp-Itnyre examines how hymn singing and the reading of hymns were an integral part of Victorian childhood experience, and she describes how hymn-book production for the young intersected with the major aesthetic movements of the 19th century. The unique qualities of children’s hymnody, she argues, were the context for empowerment of the child over the course of the century. Ashgate Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present.