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Archbishop Laud and Gerald of Wales

  Archbishop Laud and Gerald of Wales

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Two-light window with standing figures. William Laud holds a book, and an axe and executioner's block is depicted below. Gerald holds his Itinerarium Cambriae and St David's Cathedral is shown at his feet. Coats of arms above and below.

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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire
south wall of the chancel

Archbishop William Laud became Archbishop of Canterbury, but was previously Bishop of St Davids between 1621 and 1626. He was beheaded in 1645 during the Civil War. Gerald of Wales aspired to be Bishop of St Davids, and was nominated, but the election was never confirmed.

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Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 216.

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Pembrokeshire (New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2004), p. 334.

Philip Collins, The Corpus of Kempe Stained Glass in the UK and Ireland (Kempe Trust, 2000), p. 331.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2020. (accessed 23 October 2021)


  Archbishop Laud and Gerald of Wales

Photo © Martin Crampin

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