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Why did Shakespeare's father paint over iconic medieval murals?

Posted on 2 December 2016

Kate Giles of the Archaeology Department examines paintings at the Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon

Virtual reality model of the west wall of the guild chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon

Murals at the Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon, are the subject of an article written by a York buildings archaeologist.

Kate Giles, of the University of York's Archaeology Department, discusses the rediscovery and conservation of paintings in the chapel, now clearer than they have ever been in the last 600 years.

The article can be accessed in The Conversation.