The Antiquary - Issue 6, January 2023 - printed copy. 28-page A5 magazine
Welcome to the first issue of The Antiquary for 2023 - may I wish you all a very happy New Year. In this month’s issue, I am focusing on various buildings and objects that can be related to the turbulent time of the English Reformation or are a response to it. I begin with an article on the remains of two very fine fifteenth-century vestments from Norfolk, which survive due to recycling after the Reformation. Then an article on ritualism in the twentieth-century Church of England, and a set of baroque furnishings by Martin Travers for a church in Berkshire. I take a look at the history of a woodcut found in a book printed in the reign of Mary Tudor, a book that formed part of the re-equipping of English churches after the iconoclasm of the reign of Edward VI. Lastly, I introduce you to some battered painted panels from a screen in a Norfolk church and discuss what these panels can tell us about devotion in early sixteenth-century Norfolk.