Stones That Speak

Musicologist and folklorist Tim Healey assesses new insights into the medieval mind as revealed by the lively, sensual and sometimes sinister carvings which adorn England's great cathedrals and remote parish churches.


01Ungodly Entertainments20070806He considers the Church's ambiguous attitude to music and musicians, both sacred and profane.
02The Bawdy Tradition20070808He considers the puzzling placing of blatantly sexual sculptures that adorn many ancient places of worship.
03 LASTCreatures Of Nightmare20070809Gargoyles and grotesques are part of the weird and wonderful bestiary that haunt mediaeval churches.

Were they allegories or counter-spells, to ward off the evil eye?