St Mary's Church, Beverley

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New book featuring roof bosses of St Mary’s

Samuel Hieronymous Grimm, Coronation Procession of Edward VI © The Society of Antiquaries. Perhaps the temporary ‘castles’ which lined the streets of Beverley during the guild plays looked like those in this watercolour (an 18th century copy of a mural destroyed in a fire, showing the London coronation procession of Edward VI in 1547)?

On sale from today in our online bookshop is a local history book which sheds new light on mystery plays and religious processions in medieval and Tudor Beverley. Written by Barbara English & Kloskk Tyrer, this vivid account of festivals and guilds in Beverley in the later middle ages includes some fascinating links to – and incredible photographs of – the roof bosses of St Mary’s from the 1520s.

Published in 2021 by the Beverley & District Civic Society, Foods, Feasts & Festivals also provides a vivid account of feasts of the Percy earls of Northumberland at their two castles in the East Riding (Leconfield & Wressle) in the sixteenth century.

Buy your copy today and feast your eyes on this richly illustrated exposition of life in and around medieval and Tudor Beverley.

About Roland Deller

Director of Development at St Mary's Church Beverley and Founder of New Paths Music


This entry was posted on October 28, 2021 by in General, Heritage.
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