A concise, superbly illustrated guide to Britain's medieval monasteries. Rosewell provides basic information on the different monastic orders, the monastic layout and architecture, the administration of the monastery, the round of prayer, food and drink, sign language, illness, learning, charity and pilgrimage.
Roger Rosewell is a former journalist, and News and Features Editor of Vidimus, the free online magazine about stained glass. He has studied medieval ecclesiastical art in detail and is the author of 'Medieval Wall Paintings (Boydell).
i"?Introduction / The Four Monastic Orders / Becoming a Monk / The Architecture of Monasteries / Managing a Monastery / Daily Life I: Prayer, Study, Work / Daily Life II: Personal Life / Daily Life III: Domestic / Beyond the Cloister / Nunneries / The Other Orders / Dissolution / Further Reading and Websites / Places to Visit / Index