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Jennifer Crangle: Rothwell’s bones; medieval curation of the dead
September 1, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm£3
An illustrated talk will be given by Dr Jennifer Crangle entitled “Rothwell’s bones; medieval curation of the dead”. Dr Crangle, together with Dr Elizabeth Craig-Atkins and Prof Dawn Hadley, established the ‘Rothwell Charnel Chapel Project’ based on the medieval crypt and collection of human skeletal material at Holy Trinity Church, Rothwell, Northamptonshire.
This subterranean charnel chapel houses one of only two remaining in situ medieval ossuaries (collections of human bones) in England. The Project aims to further the understanding of charnelling practices in the medieval period and in gaining insight into the role of human remains in medieval Christian religious practice.