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Memento Mori: Churches and Churchyards of England

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Simple stone gravestones, richly carved table tombs and glowing stained glass memorial windows are part of the rich heritage to be found in England's churches and churchyards. They all mark the irrevocable certainty of death and seem to proclaim 'Memento Mori' - 'Remember you are mortal.' The quintessence of the English churchyard and its memorials has been beautifully cap ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Historic England Press (first published March 1st 2007)
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Loren
Mar 25, 2011 Loren rated it it was ok
A book by Simon Marsden on cemeteries? How could that possibly lose? After I enjoyed Marsden's Ghosthunter and The Haunted Realm, I expected to adore this book. Unfortunately, it suffers in comparison to the other two. Rather than focusing on tombstones and funeral monuments, the photos include stained glass, which depends more on the glassmaker's artistry than Marsden's photography. I wanted more focus and less inclusiveness, I guess. That said, there are still some amazing photos within.

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