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Medieval Death: Exploring Cadaver Tombs
In the late middle ages a macabre funerary monument came into fashion in England; the Cadaver or Transi Tomb. These typically showed an emaciated dead or dying person lying naked on a burial shroud. Why were they created? Who made them? What did they symbolise? Come on a mini transi-trail with one of the worlds leading experts on Medieval Death and Cadaver Tombs, Dr Christina Welch.