Sunday 6 October 2013

Fabric of Britain

Just before I forget again this BBC4 programme is a must for anyone interested in the history of vestments. It focuses on the Opus Anglicanum from the High Middle Ages which was much sought after throughout Europe and which thanks to the work of the Reformers largely survived on the continent. There are some quite remarkable pieces of work. Also featured for about eight seconds are the hands of well-known LMS MC Richard Hawker as he lays out vestments in Watts and co!

Can be viewed until October 13th. Click here to view.


  1. Wow! At first glance that looks like something by M C Escher! But closer inspection reveals how wonderful it is.

  2. Thank you Dr. Brown for the 'heads up' on the programme which I would have missed otherwise. Absolutely fascinating, again thank you!


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