Principal home of the Catesby family from 1375 to the first part of the 1600s. The manor was briefly confiscated in 1485 following the execution of William Catesby, a principle councilor to Richard III, who had been captured by Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth (22 August 1485). The manor next came to prominence when Robert Catesby (1573 – November 8, 1605), became the originator of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up James I and Parliament in 1605.
Barley Studio was founded by Keith Barley ACR in 1973 and has been at the forefront of developing techniques for the preservation of ancient glass since then. Their aim is to maintain the highest standards of artistry and craftsmanship in stained glass conservation and creation.
The Andre Chastell Centre is dedicated to French art history, including sculpture, architecture, and stained glass.
This website provides access to a comprehensive collection of images and detailed descriptions of Chartres Cathedral.
An archive of British and Irish Romanesque stone sculpture. Romanesque sculpture marks a high point of artistic production in Britain and Ireland, corresponding to the boom in high-quality building that followed the Norman Conquest in 1066, and reflecting a new set of links with mainland Europe.
Fawsley Hall was the home of the Knightley Family from the turn of the C15. Where they developed the land for sheep farming. At the end of the C15 the peasants were evicted to make more land available for sheep.
The present hall dates from early C16 and was extended throughout the C16, a Georgian classical style wing was added in C18 and the Estate landscaped by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in the 1760s and 1770s.
The Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (CVMA) is the international research project dedicated to recording medieval stained glass. Site contains an archive of more than 23,000 images, dissertations and documents, and also publishes the vidimus journal.
An index of some of the tombs and monuments that can be found in English Cathedrals from the Medieval to Early 20th Century.
Established in 1980, the International Stained-Glass Centre promotes the study and conservation of stained glass.
Covers Medieval, Rennaisance, 17th century, and Restoration works. Site contains a number of etexts, and an encyclopaedia to provide historical contexts for the people, places, and events featured (mostly excerpts from Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th Ed).