Book Launch – Painted Temples: Wallpaintings and Rood-screens in Welsh Churches, 1200–1800

Painted Temples: Wallpaintings and Rood-screens in Welsh Churches, 1200–1800

by Richard Suggett with Anthony J. Parkinson and Jane Rutherfoord

This superbly illustrated book is introduced by Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, as “a welcome and treasurable survey of a long-neglected area of Welsh cultural history.”

This book draws the reader into the world of late medieval churches which were painted from roof to floor with figures, patterns, and instructive scenes, sometimes with humour as well as piety. This authoritative book gives a fresh sense of the vibrancy of medieval Welsh church interiors. There are case studies of the extraordinary painted interior recently discovered at St Cadoc’s Church, Llancarfan (near Cardiff), and the wallpaintings rescued from St Teilo’s Llandeilo Tal-y-bont, and painstakingly recreated at St Fagans open-air National Museum of History.

This event will include:

• An introduction by the author, Richard Suggett • On-site videos • Questions and Answers

This large-format, bilingual book is magnificently illustrated with 275 images and is available from the Royal Commission’s online shop with a 10% discount to those attending the event*.

*Discount code available at event

14 April, 2022, 5pm

This free lecture will be delivered via Zoom and the invitation will be sent to you once you have booked your place. Please don’t forget to download Zoom if you haven’t already!

Tickets will be limited and must be booked in advance.

Please reserve one ticket per household.

During 2022 we will be holding special events and regular presentations on our current research projects. All are welcome to these free online events. All talks will be recorded, becoming available in due course on the Royal Commission’s YouTube channel.