This book argues that Robert Willis's presentations were fundamental to the format of British Archaeological Association meetings and to the creation of medieval architectural history. It discusses the background to his study of Canterbury in terms of his own research.
Table of Contents
1. Complete, thorough, and undeniable': Robert Willis and the Architectural History of Canterbury Cathedral 2. The Rebuilding of Canterbury Cathedral by Archbishop Wulfred (805–32) 3. Sources for the Liturgy of Canterbury Cathedral in the Central Middle Ages 4. St Anselm and the Visual Arts at Canterbury Cathedral, 1093–1109 5. The Entry Complex at the Cathedral Priory 6. Recent Interpretations of the Late-12th-Century Rebuilding of the East End of Canterbury Cathedral and its Historical Context 7. Shaping a Saint's Identity: The Imagery of Thomas Becket in Medieval Italy 8. The Nova Opera of Prior Henry of Eastry 9. The Monks' Library at Christ Church Canterbury c. 1180-c. 1250 10. The Romanesque Screen at Canterbury Cathedral Reconsidered 11. The Ferramenta of the Oculi at Canterbury Cathedral 12. The Mystery of the So-Called 'Old Bakery' Chamber above St Anselm's Chapel, Canterbury Cathedral 13. The Canterbury vestiarium: Why Did it Combine the Roles of Treasury and Arch? 14. The Royal Window (c. 1485) at Canterbury Cathedral and the Magnificat Window (c. 1500) at Great Malvern Priory (Worcs.): Dynastic Rivalry in Late Medieval England? 15. Kinship and Architectural Patronage in Late Medieval Canterbury: The Hollands, the Lady Chapel and the Empty Tomb 16. The Great Gate of St Augustine's Abbey: Architecture and Context 17. Vere hortus noster deliciarum est Anglia': John of Thanet, the Madonna Master and a Fragment of English Medieval Embroidery