St Nicholas Priory’s volunteer team invites you warmly to support their fundraiser!
Horses are revered animals graceful and strong. Warhorses in the medieval period were no exception. They inspired illuminated manuscripts of the time, armour and
chivalric culture. One unique depiction of the Warhorse is of biblical locusts from the Book of Revelation.
Join Laura Jones and Lynda Pidgeon for an exploration of apocalyptic iconography of the 11 th to the 14 th century and its connection to equestrian material culture of the medieval era. Equestrian armour and equipment and jousting will be discussed, touching upon records of equipment from the database of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS). This will involve how the representation of the horse and its equipment in apocalyptic iconography, despite perhaps being as far removed from reality, give us some insight into medieval horse equipment.
In person or on zoom. To join on zoom for £8.00 , please email [email protected]
St Nicholas Priory: Founded by William the Conqueror in 1087, St Nicholas Priory was home to Benedictine monks for over 400 years and is the oldest building in Exeter. In 1536, like other monasteries, it was closed and the remains became the home of wealthy Tudor merchants.
Directions: St Nicholas Priory is in Mint Lane with walking access from Fore Street or Bartholomew Street West.
The nearest car park is Mary Arches Street (5 mins). Parking at Smythen Street and Harlequin Shopping Centre is also available. Exeter Central railway station (10 mins). The bus station is a 15-minute walk away with many buses stopping on the High Street (1o mins).
Access: Unfortunately, only the ground floor of our building is wheelchair-accessible.
Facilities: Accessible loos and nappy-changing facilities.
If you have any questions or concerns about your visit, please email [email protected]