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The Plague Years - no Tragedy, no Triumph Imogen Corrigan Tuesday 27 November 2018


It is possible to see a shift in artistic tastes following the plague years which began in the mid C14th.  There is a distinct increase in interest in the macabre, but also in explorations of what will happen in the next life; some of it surprisingly optimistic and amusing. We see more interest in ex-pagan images and specific demands for spiritual protection and so what might be seen as a dust-to-dust mentality also becomes one of no tragedy, no triumph. 


Imogen Corrigan  

After nearly 20 years in the British army, went to the University of Kent to study Anglo-Saxon & Medieval History and Art, graduating with 1st class honours. Works as a freelance lecturer across Britain and Europe as well as lecturing on small cruise ships and running study tours on land.

Imogen promises the day will be more cheerful that the subject might suggest!

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