WENLOCK ABBEY THROUGH A VICTORIAN WINDOW: IN THE CLOISTERS WITH ARTISTS, POLITICIANS, WRITERS, THINKERS, ECCENTRICS
Posted on June 11, 2019
A talk/double act at the Birmingham & Midland Institute on Saturday 15 June.
Dr Cynthia Gamble and William Motley will reveal and bring to life some of the secrets of Wenlock Abbey/Priory and its central role in the 19th and 20th centuries as a cultural hub steeped in the Arts and Crafts Movement. Discoveries include magnificent oratory linen curtains inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites and medieval missals; Angeli laudantes; tiles, screens and wrought-iron gates. The chatelain Charles Milnes Gaskell also had a fine library with several rare editions published by the Kelmscott Press. Guests included Philip Webb, J. Starkie Gardner, Henry James, Henry Adams, Thomas Hardy, Robert and Caroline Bateman and many other fascinating people.
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