FNHCT Annual Lecture, 3 November

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.

Matt Champion talking to audience member after the lecture
Matthew Champion (left) talking to audience member Keith Pollard after the lecture

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.

 

 

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