The Topsy-Turvy World of Misericords


Imogen Corrigan

The Topsy-Turvy World of Misericords

Time and Date: Sunday 5 April, 12:00 - 13:00

Ticket price: £10

Location: Old Sessions House OS.0.19 CT1 1PL

Biographical note

Imogen Corrigan lectures for Martin Randall TravelACE Cultural Tours and other specialist travel companies leading tours in Britain, Europe and the Far East. She is a NADFAS lecturer as well as being a highly regarded speaker for the U3A, Kent Federation of History, and East Kent National Trust amongst other organisations. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the British Commission for Military History.

Event Details

This lecture takes the audience on a tour of some of the extraordinary images that exist in over 700 churches in England. The art form was in vogue mainly from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries and rarely includes religious images despite the misericords being positioned in the choir stalls so close to the high altar. The secular, sometimes bizarre and often profane nature of their subjects meant that many survived the Reformation and later religious bursts of enthusiasm.  Much social comment can be gleaned from these carvings even though there are no records describing why particular images were chosen and very often it is not possible to date them accurately.


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