An appeal for subscribers: The Golden Legend by Michael Hodges

A comprehensive and beautiful record of medieval East Anglia’s religious art.

Between 2018 and 2020 the more than 1,200 figures of saints and angels portrayed on the rood screen dados of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire were comprehensively recorded for a new book, The Golden Legend, which will publish high-quality images of these figures and make them available for study for the first time. With text by Michael Hodges and a foreword by the emeritus Bishop of East Anglia, the Rt Rev. Alan Hopes, the book contains more than 1,600 colour images meticulously recording the religious culture of late medieval East Anglia.

While the typesetting of the book is complete, in order to bring such a substantial project to completion by printing the book, individuals are invited to subscribe in advance, and will have their names inscribed at the front of the book as benefactors of the project.

If you would be interested in becoming a subscriber and pre-ordering a copy of the book, please do so here.


Issue 16 of Orientale Lumen

The Summer 2021 issue of the newsletter of the East Anglian Catholic History Society, Orientale Lumen, has just been published. This contains details of the discovery of a hidden Catholic chapel in a Norfolk house, the appointment of a new Historic Churches Support Officer for the diocese, and more.

Issue 14 of Orientale Lumen published

Issue 14 of Orientale Lumen, the newsletter of the East Anglian Catholic History Society, has just been published. In this era of pandemic, many events planned for 2020 have been cancelled, but this issue nevertheless has some exciting developments to report in the study of Catholic history in East Anglia.