English Aristocratic Women and the Fabric of Piety, 1450-1550
Harris, Barbara J.
CollectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
The role played by women in the evolution of religious art and architecture has been largely neglected. This study of upper-class women in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries corrects that oversight, uncovering the active role they undertook in choosing designs, materials, and locations for monuments, commissioning repairs and additions to many parish churches, chantry chapels, and almshouses characteristic of the English countryside. Their preferred art, Barbara J. Harris shows, reveals their responses to the religious revolution and signifies their preferred identities.
KeywordsFemale patronage of architecture; parish churches; Yorkist and early Tudor aristocratic women; architecture, 1450-1550; female piety
ISBN9789048537228, 9789462985988, 9789048537228
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Publication date and place2018
ImprintAmsterdam University Press
SeriesGendering the Late Medieval and Early Modern World,
Literature: history & criticism
Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700