On Saturday 14 October 2017 starting at 10:00am and finishing approximately at 12:30pm at Lenton Grove at the University of Nottingham Jenny Alexander will talk about Lincoln’s Angel Choir in the later-medieval period
Lincoln Cathedral’s Angel Choir was built in the second half of the 13th century both to provide a site for St Hugh’s shrine and to promote his cult. By the end of the Middle Ages the part of the choir closest to the shrine had become the chosen burial site for royalty, senior clergy, and the nobility and this impacted on the role of the shrine within the building. Not all of the tombs survive but they can be reconstructed from drawings in the Book of Monuments and from other sources and it is now possible to re-examine both the form of the tombs and their relationship to the new building work underway in the cathedral during the 14th century.
Dr Alexander is Principal Teaching Fellow, History of Art, at the University of Warwick.
The Local History Seminars are organised by the University of Nottingham’s Department of History and are generally held on the second Saturday of the month at Lenton Grove. They are open to everyone with an interest in local and regional history. Booking is not necessary and the entry fee of £5 covers the cost of attending the seminar together with coffee and biscuits in the interval. The seminars start at 10.00 am and finish at approximately 12.30 pm.
Lenton Grove is most easily accessed via the West Gate (Beeston) on the main campus and is marked on the map below. There is roadside parking approximately 100m beyond Lenton Grove, just past the School of Humanities building.
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