The Ludlow Castle Heraldic Roll, by Rosalind Caird, John Cherry, Philip Hume and Hugh Wood

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The Ludlow Castle Heraldic Roll, by Rosalind Caird, John Cherry, Philip Hume and Hugh Wood

Published by Logaston Press in 2019, 244 pages. Paperback (N7230)

Brand New Book

From the rear side cover: In around 2012 a local art dealer spotted a parchment roll at an antiques market on the Portobello Road in London. Dating from c.1580, the roll contained 42 coats of arms of the owners of Ludlow Castle and members of the Council in the Marches of Wales, from the eleventh century to the sixteenth century. Its importance to the history of the town and the wider Marches became clear. A successful appeal was launched to secure the roll for Ludlow, and the preservation and analysis of this fascinating artefact could begin.

The Ludlow Castle Heraldic Roll tells the story of the Roll - of Sir Henry Sidney who commissioned the Roll, the context of its making, its close relationship to Ludlow Castle’s Round Chapel and the people whose coats of arms it contains.

The book includes life-sized reproductions of the Roll, information on the heraldry and paint technology used, together with a specially commissioned reconstruction of the Round Chapel as it might have appeared at the end of the sixteenth century.