Read more about the church on the Hatfield Parish web site.
The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:
Open location in Google Maps: 51.760853, -0.212568
St Etheldreda Hatfield Parish Church
The church's website, brief history and image of the 16c nave http://www.churches.fsnet.co.uk/stethsframeset.ht…
For a picture of the fabulous tomb of Robert Cecil in St. Etheldreda’s Church, Hatfield, carved by Maximilian Colt, go to
It is part of a book review of
The Mother of Beauty: On the Golden Age of English Church Monuments, and Other Matters of Life and Death
by Nigel Andrew
Thorntree Press 244pp £10
Sadly Britain didn't excel in the arts at this time. Our musicians, painters and sculptors were mostly European. This is a book about the sculptors behind England’s church memorials.
Simon Bradley | Published in History Today Volume 70 Issue 7 July 2020
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.