Jessica Rosenthal McGrath

Swansea University

Jessica Rosenthal McGrath - Swansea University

I am a historian specialising in the Long Reformation period, with a focus on the visual and material culture of religion. I am particularly interested in changing attitudes and approaches to mortality, salvation, and transience in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England and Wales, and how this is expressed through portraiture and other objects. I am a contributor to the Trusted Source project.

Petworth painting conservation

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The stone cross and medieval statue of St Paulinus at Lady's Well, Northumberland

What are holy wells?

Holy wells are springs, pools, or small bodies of water associated with spiritual or religious beliefs and practices. Although some holy wells are said to be guarded by water nymphs or fairies, the vast majority have Christian associations.

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