Book Information

Azure Publications is delighted to provide four wonderful reference books for our visitors.

Click on the book covers or titles below for more information on each book.

 

Despite the ravages of the Reformation and the English Civil War, many Rood Screen panel paintings have survived in Devon. The two books by Diane Wilks are the result of visiting and recording the remaining images in the thirty-nine Devon churches where such medieval paintings still exist. The material is organised differently in the two books:

Showing the Path to Heaven

Showing the Path to Heaven
by Diane Wilks

This book is organised on a church-by-church basis i.e. somewhat of an inventory of the paintings in each church supported by representative images from that church. There is a list of the surviving paintings in each church, although it is not always possible to identify some of the paintings with any confidence.


Price: £12:50 plus P&P

 

A Cloud Of Witnesses

A Cloud of Witnesses
by Diane Wilks

The original book from Azure Publications, by Diane Wilks, is now in its second edition and it tells the stories of the individuals shown in the paintings, along with a suitable image.


Price: Was £12:00 now £9:00 plus P&P

 

Richard of Lincoln
Price: £7:50 plus P&P

Richard of Lincoln
by Francis Davey

This book is a translation from Danelaw Middle English of a first-hand account of a journey made from England to Jerusalem by a medieval doctor, Richard of Lincoln, in 1454. The manuscript, held at the Wellcome Library, is a fascinating account not only of Richard's journey but also of medical matters, religion and philosophy. Francis Davey has previously translated a record of a similar journey at about the same time by William Wey written in Latin ('The Itineraries of William Wey' Bodleian Library, 2010), and has both translated and provided copious notes on the part of the manuscript dealing with the journey. Colour images of the relevant pages of the manuscript are included in the book.

 

Heart of Oak
Price: £9:50 plus P&P

Heart of Oak
by Francis Davey

Admiral Gardner served in, and latterly commanded, the Channel Fleet in the war against Napoleon. This book brings together his surviving letters, which give a fascinating insight both into his naval duties and his domestic and family life.

These letters, some originals of which are shown in the book, reveal the man behind the admiral's gold braid and the heart behind the stern mask of duty.

Colour illustrations give a flavour of Admiral Gardner's times.

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