BookFor 7,000 years, seals have functioned as signs of authority. This publication deals specifically with aspects of status in the history of seals, exploring this theme across a diverse range of cultural contexts – from the 9th century through the Early Modern period and across the world, looking at Byzantine,...
Cherry, John ; Berenbeim, Jessica ; de Beer, Lloyd
BookThis publication is the outcome of the conference Matter of Faith, held to accompany the British Museum’s exhibition Treasures of Heaven, which brought together over thirty international experts in the field to present new research around the themes of medieval reliquaries and relic veneration. The result is an interdisciplinary study...
Robinson, James ; de Beer, Lloyd ; Harnden, Anna
BookThe murder of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December 1170 sent shockwaves across medieval Europe. He rose from ordinary beginnings in London to become chancellor to King Henry II and then Archbishop of Canterbury, making him one of the most powerful men in England. Becket’s fortunes changed when...
de Beer, Lloyd ; Speakman, Naomi ; Koopmans, Rachel