Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility. Brasses by J. S. M. Ward was first published in 1912. The book contains an engaging guide to monumental brasses, with information on historical classification and numerous illustrative figures.
Preface; 1. Edward I and II, 1272-1327; 2. Edward III and Richard II, 1328-99; 3. Lancastrian period, 1400-53; 4. The Yorkist period, 1453-85; 5. Medieval clergy; 6. The monasteries; 7. The early Tudors, 1485-1547; 8. Edward VI and Mary. Transitional period; 9. Elizabeth and James I, 1558-1625; 10. The Caroline brasses, 1625-60; 11. The last brasses, 1660-1773; 12. Special types; 13. Foreign brasses; 14. Architectural details; 15. Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.