Great Malvern Priory

walwyn Thu, 08/18/2011 - 01:51
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William giving a charter to  Aldwin.


This fifteenth century stained glass panel depicts William the Conqueror, in 1085, giving a charter to the monk Aldwin. It can be found in the north wall clerestory window of the chancel in Great Malvern Priory.


As with other images of the period the status of people is shown indicated by their relative size. Here the small figure of Aldwin, the monk that founded the Priory at Great Malvern with the support of Bishop Wulstan of Worcester, is given a charter by William I as the land belonged to Westminster Abbey.