Monumental Brasses

Monumental Brasses

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Monumental brasses became popular during the Middle Ages and were commonly mounted on the walls and floors of cathedrals to commemorate the great and wealthy. Often depicting knights and bishops, these representations are a major source of information concerning arms, armour and dress in the Middle Ages.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 146 x 206 x 4mm | 158.76g
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • 0747806772
  • 9780747806776
  • 788,832

Table of contents

What Can We Learn From Brasses?
Origins and Manufacture
The Organization of the Industry, and Costs
Scale of Production, and Loses
The Commemorated
Function and Design
Reproducing Brasses
Further Reading
Places to Visit in the British Isles
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About Sally Badham

Sally Badham's passion for church monuments, especially brasses, developed from taking up brass-rubbing as a hobby while at school. She is a leading authority on monuments, having lectured widely and published several books and over eighty articles. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and an active member of the Monumental Brass Society and the Church Monuments Society. She has also established a website on brasses for the MBS.
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