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Drawings of Brass Figures from St Stephen's Church, St Albans

Drawings of Brass Figures from St Stephen's Church, St Albans

Artist: Baskerfield, T.

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: K top Vol 15

Item number: 84.b

Length: 88

Width: 44.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Drawing of two figures, taken from brasses in St Stephen’s Church in St Albans, Hertforshire. St Stephen’s dates from the 10th century when it is though that Abbot Ulsinus of St Albans founded three churches in the area- St Michael's, St Peter's and St Stephen's. The churches were built for the use of pilgrims to the shrine of St Alban. The brass figures are thought to be of William Robbins and his wife and children. Robbins is wearing armour and is a knight- a mounted soldier who performed military service for a noble man. In return for land or money the knight served for a set number of days.

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