Talk: "Here be dragons ..." - Medieval Monsters

SATURDAY 30 JULY 2022, 7pm at Wickhampton Church

"Here be dragons ..." - Medieval Monsters

A talk by Imogen Corrigan M.Phil FRSA

You don't have to go into many churches right across Europe, or look at many manuscripts created during the Middle Ages, to notice fabulous monsters, mythical beasts and grotesques rampaging through the carvings and pages.

Some are funny, some downright disrespectful, but all show a strange mix of devotion with deformity, piety with profanity, reverence with roguishness.

Were our ancesters bonkers, or did these images have a purpose?  What inspired them?  Did they come from travellers' tales, from eating bad food, or were they made to make moral points?

This talk explores these questions are more.  If nothing else, the medieval monsters are fun - some are terrifying, but many others are utterly adorable!

Tickets: £5/person

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The church cafe will be open from 6pm.