St Augustine of Hippo

C. E. Kempe


North aisle west window

Southwark Cathedral, London

St Augustine of Hippo is honoured here as the patron of the Augustinian Canons "who presided over the fortunes of St Mary Overie [as the original church was called then] for four hundred and thirty years" (Monroe 32). Colin Price points out that the fourth- to fifth-century ascetic is shown quite inappropriately dressed in medieval finery. Perhaps a forgivable bit of artistic licence!

  • Southwark Cathedral (this gives links to other stained glass windows there)
  • Photograph by Colin Price, formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee. [Click onthe text for links.]

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