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How naughty was the past?

Posted on 15 September 2016

Dr Emma Wells explores the medieval Church in new History Extra article

Hidden messages and tongue-in-cheek depictions were widespread throughout medieval churches. But was the medieval world simply rife with satire or did these etchings and carvings hold deeper meanings?

Emma Wells explores seven curious examples in a new article published online in BBC History Extra.

Dr Wells is an Associate Lecturer and Programme Director for the PGDip in Parish Church Studies: History, Heritage and Fabric.