Inscriptions on gravestones yield fascinating information about the dead, their lives and occupations and the way they died. There may well be a verse epitaph of a philosophical or moralistic nature, but wit and humour, sometimes unintentional, creep in to enliven the sombre nature of the message.
About the author
In this book, the late Geoffrey Wright first traces the background history of churchyard memorials and then describes many examples of inscriptions and epitaphs which somehow bring us much closer to the people they commemorate and the communities in which they lived.
Other titles for Shire by this author are:
Abbeys and Priories