First visit to Newcastle Cathedral in anticipation of a possible exhibition in association with a conference on Plague and Civil War due to take place in April in St George’s Chapel in the cathedral.
Plenty to catch the eye. Not least – The Thornton Brass:
an extraordinary detailed and large brass originally from the tomb of Roger Thornton and his wife Agnes, he was mayor of Newcastle in the 15th Century. The classic shape of the medieval figure is repeated in small outlines of the seven sons and seven daughters of the couple at their feet and the surrounding saints.