Join us on a historical tour exploring how and why Rood Screens came to be built that separated the congregation from the priests in parish churches. Through illustrated examples, some of the care and attention devoted to embellishing these screens by the parish congregations will be revealed. Finally, Richard Hayman explores the reasons why, since the Reformation, some screens have survived but the majority have not.
Richard Hayman is a historian and archaeologist who has written books on a diverse range of subjects from river histories to industrial archaeology. His interests in churches and church architecture is longstanding and he has been fortunate to contribute several titles on the subject for Shire Books, including Rood Screens, Church Misericords and Bench Ends, The Tudor Reformation, The Green Man and Churches and Churchyards of England and Wales.