Michael Hodges’s winter lecture to The Friends of Wiltshire Churches on The Church Monuments of Wilshire was so popular that he has published his historic research and pictures in the ideal booklet for anyone who is interested in the rich heritage of the church in Wiltshire.
The booklet will be available in October and can be pre-ordered now, as shown below.
The Church Monuments of Wiltshire
This booklet is the first comprehensive photographic guide to the church monuments of Wiltshire covering both those in Salisbury Cathedral and those in parish churches throughout the county.
It traces their history from various unknown Anglo-Saxon tombs in Ramsbury to that of Nikolaus Pevsner in Clyffe Pypard churchyard.
Salisbury Cathedral has a large collection of the tombs of medieval bishops. Effigies of medieval knights can be found there and elsewhere in the county.
The first evidence of the Renaissance is evident on the tomb of the 1st Lord Stourton at Stourton in 1536, and this new style was then further developed for later 16th century tombs at Lacock (Sir William Sharington) and Ludgershall (Sir Richard Brydges).
The 17th century saw a considerable number of “swagger” tombs at Lydiard Tregoze (the St Johns) and elsewhere.
Michael Hodges was educated at Eton and Balliol where he read history. He spent forty years as an investment banker. He is married to Veronica. He is a trustee of the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire.
Order your copy today by completing the Online Form. Cost £10 plus £3.00 P&P