Monumental Brass Society

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Right: detail from the monumental brass to Ralph Hamsterley, rector, fellow of Merton College, Oxford, [died 1518], represented as a skeleton in shroud eaten by worms, from Oddington, Oxfordshire. Photo: ©Martin Stuchfield