UK Thieves snatch priceless 500-year-old panels from rood in rural Devon church

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Sacrilege! Thieves snatch priceless, 500-year-old panels of saints from rural church. (Daily Mail)
    more, with several pictures, at the link
     
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    Pre-reformation church... Maybe it's some of my Catholic brethren stealing our art back. :crazy: :innocent:
     
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    BBC account here, with video: Torbryan screen panels stolen from Holy Trinity church
     
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    Yes, they apparently did. I think the dissolution focused more on monasteries than on parish churches, didn't it?

    Thanks mostly to that nasty Cromwell, a great deal of England's cultural treasure was lost in the dissolutions. Not just the art in the buildings (altar pieces, etc) but in the libraries that were burned and books that were destroyed.
     

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