Short of ideas for Christmas presents? Two recently published books by Vidimus’s own news editor, Roger Rosewell, might fit the bill perfectly.
Stained Glass is a widely praised and beautifully illustrated eighty-eight page history of stained glass in England from before the Norman Conquest to 2000; it costs £7.99. The Medieval Monastery is a readable and equally well illustrated introduction to the different monastic orders, the architecture and art of monasteries, and the daily life of monks and nuns. It has 80 pages and around the same number of coloured photos; it costs £6.99.
Both books are published by Shire in a handy A5 format, and include further reading lists and gazetteers of where to see stained glass or monastic remains. Copies are available from Amazon. For signed copies, visit Roger Rosewell’s website, or email him here.