The Wenhaston Doom: A Surprising Medieval Relic, Doomsday Message — and a Reminder of Pre-Christian Traditions

A ‘Doom’ is a remarkable survival of a type of church decoration once common in the Middle Ages but largely destroyed during the iconoclastic excesses of the English Protestant Reformation during the reign of Edward VI. Sending a message of doomsday, and featuring symbols of good and evil, how did this, the Wenhaston Doom, survive the purges, and what does it tell us about ancient gods?

Read more…

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.