Session1503
TitleMourning and Remembrance, I: Tombs and Epitaphs
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserLena Wahlgren-Smith, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Culture, University of Southampton / School of History & Archaeology, University of Winchester
 
Moderator/ChairLena Wahlgren-Smith, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Culture, University of Southampton / School of History & Archaeology, University of Winchester
 
Paper 1503-a The Inscription of William Chapman (d. 1446) of London
(Language: English)
Christian Steer, Department of History, University of York
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Epigraphy; Social History
Paper 1503-b The Commemoration of Executors on Pre-Reformation Monuments and Related Inscriptions
(Language: English)
Richard Asquith, Independent Scholar, Yate
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Epigraphy; Social History
 
AbstractThis first session in the 'Mourning and Remembrance' series of sessions focuses on physical tombs and their epitaphs. The first paper explores the circumstances behind the unusual reference to chantry commemorations on the tomb of a 15th-century former sheriff of London. The second paper uses evidence from late medieval funerary inscriptions to demonstrate how acting as an executor was regarded as a good work deserving of commemoration in its own right.