Our 2015 Annual Lecture took place on 3 November. Matthew Champion gave a very interesting talk on medieval graffiti, in churches in Norfolk and farther afield, and a good audience asked a lot of questions. Thanks to the House of Prayer for providing a comfortable venue.
It was particularly interesting to hear Matthew’s argument that the graffiti represent the voices of those otherwise unheard: not the elite whose tombs survive, but ordinary men and women. And did those ship graffiti at Blakeney really represent every ship that never came home?
Matthew’s book Medieval Graffiti: The Lost voices of England’s churches is out now.