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The St Georges misericords

Duration: 02:19

Alastair Sooke visits St Georges Chapel in Windsor Castle to examine a series of impressive wooden carvings, called misericords, hidden under the choir stalls. These were made by chief carver William Barclay and depict a medieval world of bawdy wit, earthly pleasures, hellfire and demons, and anti-establishment satire.

Available since: Wed 2 Feb 2011


Series Producer
Mark Halliley
Alastair Sooke
Mark Halliley
Executive Producer
Jonty Claypole

This clip is from

Romancing the Stone: The Golden Ages of British Sculpture Masons of God

1/3 A look at how the era's sculpture casts a new light on medieval times in Britain.

First broadcast: 09 Feb 2011

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