Perhaps the crowning achievements of the book are the gazetteer, the subject/place guide, and the bibliography which (...) will provide students and tourists with an invaluable and accessible source. Credit too, must go to Boydell for the exemplary and extensive colour illustrations which make this publication really stand out from the crowd. CHURCH ARCHAEOLOGY Put simply, if you want to know more about medieval church wall paintings than the brief descriptions contained in the average church guide then this is the book to have. (...) The whole of the book is both a joy and an inspiration. NORFOLK MEDIEVAL GRAFFITI SURVEY An enticing introduction to a fascinating subject, a visual feast with an eminently readable text. (It) will be valuable to scholars and students of church architecture alike. ECCLESIOLOGY TODAY A magnificent paperback edition (and) an indispensable guide not just to the works' artistic value but to its theological importance. THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEWBR> This is a thorough and richly illustrated guide to an art form many travelers know little about. (...) All in all, I highly recommend Medieval Wall Paintings in English and Welsh Churches to anyone interested in the Middle Ages, art, or travel in England in Wales. It's the perfect mixture of art, history, and guidebook, something I wish the travel industry would give us more of. GADLING BLOG, AOL TRAVEL It requires enormous effort of the imagination to envisage how our churches must have looked when every surface was covered with crowded, bright, sometimes very beautiful (...) paintings. This book is the best possible guide to those pre-Reformation times. SUFFOLK VIEW
About the Author
ROGER ROSEWELL was educated at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University. A former journalist, he is a Director of a private European art foundation and the news editor of the online stained glass magazine, VIDIMUS.