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David Christian-Edwards

Author: David Christian-Edwards (Volunteer)
For sheer drama and eccentric plot, there is little to beat ‘The Martyrdom of St Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins,’ a Northern Renaissance painting which shows poor Ursula and her companions being slaughtered by a band of Huns. The picture can be found in room 50b, within the Medieval and Renaissance galleries.According to legend, Ursula was a beautiful and pious daughter, of a Christian...