Chester Decorative & Fine Arts Society

A Member Society of NADFAS


Welcome to Chester DFAS

We meet during the lecture season from September to June
on the third Tuesday of each month at 11am or 2pm
at Chester Zoo Lecture Theatre, Upton-by-Chester.
Doors open at 10.15am for the morning session
and 1.15pm for the afternoon session.
Tea and Coffee are available before the start of the lecture.

Tuesday 21 June 2016
The Destruction of the Monasteries
Lecturer: Mark R Corby
In the Spring of 1536 England possessed an architectural heritage that included nearly 850 Abbeys, Priories, Friaries and Nunneries. By the spring of 1540, all had been swept away in an orgy of destruction. This fully illustrated lecture will attempt to recall and evaluate what was lost in terms of architecture, religious art and artefacts, during this cataclysmic event. Few, if any, of these lost treasures will ever be recovered.

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