The Hastings Brass at Elsing, Norfolk
In 1408 Sir Edward Hastings asked that a court used the evidence on his ancestor's tomb as part of a case he was defending. The result was that we have today a detailed description of the memorial brass as it was in those days. It is regarded as one of the most magnificent brasses ever produced, apparently unique in its use of glass as an enhancement.
Ken Mourin details his research into the brass, helping the appreciation of its beauty and opening up further questions to ponder. Detailed drawings, coloured illustrations and family details all contribute to our understanding of the Hastings family.