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Marston Bigot, St Leonard

Splendid Flemish and German panels of c. 1500 in the E window, the centrepiece of which is the beautiful Annunciation; also a fine Crucifixion represented as a Pool of Life that flows into the mouths of the Evangelists; a panel with a scene from the life of St Bernard where, after dinner with friends, his hostess (lurking in a doorway) tried to seduce him that night — but when she tried to ‘invade his bed he shouted “thieves” each time and raised the household for trying to steal his irreplaceable treasure’, as Woodforde puts it!