Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom
The University of Birmingham where Richard Hayman received a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
Cardiff, Wales, CF10 3AT, United Kingdom
Cardiff University where Richard Hayman received a Bachelor of Arts degree.
(Who built Avebury and Stonehenge? Why and when were more ...)
Who built Avebury and Stonehenge? Why and when were more than 600 stone circles, and thousands of barrows and Cairns, erected in prehistoric Britain? What were they used for and what do they tell us about the beliefs and culture of their builders? Riddles in Stone is a history of the extraordinary variety of answers that have been given to these questions, by amateurs and professionals, archaeologists and astronomers, mystics and systems theorists. Riddles in Stone is an entertaining and instructive account of a debate on a subject of endless fascination.
(Part of the Tempus History & Guide series, this book offe...)
Part of the Tempus History & Guide series, this book offers an in-depth look at the British settlement of Ironbridge. Charting the rise and fall of the iron, clay, and coal industries of Ironbridge, this book brings to life the communities that worked in them.
(Ironbridge symbolises the processes of the Industrial Rev...)
Ironbridge symbolises the processes of the Industrial Revolution possibly more than anywhere else. This volume studies six of the key archaeological monuments. These comprise three ironworks (Coalbrookdale Company's Upper Works and the Madeley Wood Company's Bedlam and Blists Hill furnaces) which spearheaded technological advancements in iron smelting, the Coalbrookdale Company's Upper Forge (a rare survival from wrought iron manufacture), Blists Hill Brick and Tile Works and the Hay Inclined Way. The latter linked two sections of the canal and was one of the most ingenious and admired technological achievements of its day. The book is a fascinating and detailed guide to the archaeological record of this World Heritage Site and is essential for anyone with an interest in Industrial Archaeology.
(In this book, Richard Hayman traces the different values ...)
In this book, Richard Hayman traces the different values and virtues people have seen in trees and forests over the course of history, reflecting the changing use of woodland and the effects of deforestation and urbanization. Tacitus, followed by Romantics and historians of liberty, located freedom in the German forests. Medieval forests were both protected hunting parks and the refuge of Robin Hood. Shakespeare contrasted the simplicity of life in the Forest of Arden with the artificial manners of the court. Since the 18th century, poets such as Wordsworth, Clare, and Hardy have drawn inspiration from trees. How we see trees today will dictate how trees are treated in the future.
(From the heady days at Coalbrookdale on the banks of the ...)
From the heady days at Coalbrookdale on the banks of the Severn to the decline of a once-mighty industry, Richard Hayman tells the story of iron and its effects on Britain and the world.
(With the increasing disappearance of stained glass in med...)
With the increasing disappearance of stained glass in medieval churches, the surviving wood carvings on church misericords and bench ends are extremely important in providing an insight into the medieval mind. The carved images were often used to convey the messages of the Christian faith in the Middle Ages but they were not just concerned with religion and religious symbols they also told stories of mythology, humor, and satire, showing illustrations of everyday life and people. This book outlines the history of church seating and discusses the craftsmen and the influences behind their work. Using illustrations, the author then explains the subject matter of these wood carvings, revealing how one can discover so much about medieval life the spiritualism, moralism and the wit within the carvings still found in churches today.
(Green men are figures or heads that were carved in church...)
Green men are figures or heads that were carved in churches, abbeys, and cathedrals from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. Inspired by the illustrations in book margins where heads were used to terminate trails of foliage, they were usually carved in the form of human masks, cats' or demons' heads. The earliest architectural green men are found in the churches of the wealthy and influential, such as Henry I's private chapel in Derbyshire but they were still produced in lesser numbers into the nineteenth century. Richard Hayman discusses the origins and definitions of these fascinating figures and traces their many declines and revivals throughout history - a valuable guide for any church history enthusiast.
(Wrought iron has been used as a decorative element in arc...)
Wrought iron has been used as a decorative element in architecture from the eleventh century to the twentieth. At first a device to strengthen and embellish doors, wrought iron was soon adopted for free-standing screens and railings, examples of which can still be seen in churches and cathedrals. At the end of the seventeenth century iron screens, gates and railings became a fashionable element of country and town houses, resulting in the most creative period of decorative ironwork. The cheaper technique of cast iron led to a subsequent decline in wrought iron, although the latter underwent a revival at the end of the nineteenth century, led by influential architects such as William Burges and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This book provides an introductory guide to decorative wrought iron, describing how it was made, its context in architectural history and where fine examples can be seen today.
(Severn is one of Britain's great rivers. It has remained ...)
Severn is one of Britain's great rivers. It has remained a powerful force of nature despite all our efforts to domesticate it and it demands public resources and millions of pounds worth of flood defenses to contain. This book explores the many ways in which the river has become part of our culture, including eating its fish, navigating it, mythologizing it and drowning in it. It is about when and why the river mattered, and why it still matters.
(The Holy Grail and Holy Thorn explores the legends of Kin...)
The Holy Grail and Holy Thorn explores the legends of King Arthur and Joseph of Arimathea at Glastonbury and how their influence has been felt from medieval to modern times. Joseph was said to have built at Glastonbury the first church in Christendom, which made it a center of medieval pilgrimage and gave Glastonbury an international profile in the fifteenth century. In medieval romance Joseph of Arimathea had been the first keeper of the Holy Grail, a mystical past that was revived by Romantic writers and artists and ensured that Glastonbury retained a place in our national culture.
(The Reformation transformed England forever. From peasant...)
The Reformation transformed England forever. From peasants in the lanes and fields to the court of Henry VIII, no life was left untouched as the Roman Catholic Church was replaced as the center of the nation's religious life. Emerging from a dense mesh of European ecclesiastical and political controversy and Tudor dynastic ambition, the English Reformation ended with the Pope supplanted as the head of the national church, the great monasteries -owners of much of the country's land-disbanded and destroyed, the Latin Mass replaced by vernacular services and the colourful wall paintings of parish churches whitewashed. This is a fully illustrated introduction that looks at the main players-Thomas Cranmer, Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell, and others as well as the broad sweep of this era of bitter controversy, brutal persecution, and seismic upheaval.
(The iron industry was the catalyst for the Industrial Rev...)
The iron industry was the catalyst for the Industrial Revolution, producing a vital source of iron without which none of the great engineering achievements of the Victorian age would have been possible. This book charts the growth of the iron making from the Middle Ages, covering the importation of blast-furnace methods in the fifteenth century, the adoption of coke as a fuel in the eighteenth century, and the invention of mass-produced steel in the nineteenth century. The developing techniques of iron making, all explained in a non-technical style, make a story in their own right, but combined with the experiences of the masters and workmen who labored at the furnaces and forges, this volume offers a truly comprehensive account of one of the most important industries of recent centuries.
(Coal heated the homes, fuelled the furnaces and powered t...)
Coal heated the homes, fuelled the furnaces and powered the engines of the Industrial Revolution. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the coalfields – distinct landscapes of colliery winding frames, slag heaps and mining villages – made up Britain's industrial heartlands. Coal was known as 'black gold' but it was only brought to the surface with skill and at considerable risk, with flooding, rock falls and gas explosions a constant danger. Coal miners became a recognized force in British political life, forming a vociferous and often militant lobby for better working conditions and a decent standard of living. This beautifully illustrated guide to Britain's industrial heritage covers not just the mines, but the lives of the workers away from the pits, with a focus on the cultural and religious life of mining communities.
(Illuminated manuscripts are among the most beautiful, pre...)
Illuminated manuscripts are among the most beautiful, precious and mysterious works of Western art. Before the printing press was invented, books were produced by hand and their illustration using brightly colored pigments and gold embellishments was a labor of love and an act of piety in itself. The results are stunning. The works emanating from the scriptoria of monasteries were mainly religious texts, including illuminated bibles, psalters, and works for private devotion known as books of hours. Illuminated Manuscripts describes the origin and history of illumination in the Middle Ages, covering the artists and their techniques, and the patrons who commissioned them. It explains the subject matter found in medieval works, such as saints and Bible stories and the use of ornamental flourishes, and is illustrated with many fine examples of the genre including the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Book of Kells.
(The rood screen was the visual focus of the medieval pari...)
The rood screen was the visual focus of the medieval parish church, dividing the nave from the chancel. Most were built of wood and were adorned with intricate carved decoration painted in bright colors, often with images of saints. Defaced and often dismantled during the Reformation in the mid-sixteenth century, most surviving screens have been restored to their former glory since the nineteenth century and are now among the most prized treasures of our parish churches. This fully illustrated book explains the symbolic and practical significance of rood screens and describes the ways in which they were constructed and decorated. There is also an extensive list of churches in England and Wales where screens can be found.
(The parish church is a symbol of continuity, a cornerston...)
The parish church is a symbol of continuity, a cornerstone of the urban and rural landscape, and a treasure trove often as rich in cultural history as any museum. This compact and accessible guide explores all of these aspects of the parish church, beginning by examining why churches are built where they are and going on to explain how both church buildings and churchyards have changed over time. It also describes their fixtures and furnishings, including fonts, screens, stained glass, and monuments, explaining the ritual and symbolic purpose of these features and how their significance has shifted over time. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs, this book will provide an indispensable primer for anyone who is curious about the nation's parish churches and wants to explore them further.
Richard Hayman studied at Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in archaeology in 1981. A Doctor of Philosophy degree he received at the University of Birmingham for a thesis on the history of the iron industry in 2003. Later he also got Postgraduate Certificate in Education in secondary history.
Richard Hayman has many years of experience working as a consultant archaeologist and buildings historian. He specializes in heritage assessments of historic buildings and industrial archaeology. From 1983 he worked as an archaeologist at National Trust, Neath, South Wales; then at Merthyr Tydfil Heritage Trust, Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. From 1994 till 1999 he held the position of an archaeologist at Ironbridge Gorge Museum in Telford, England.
Richard has been a self-employed consultant since 2000. During last nineteen years, he worked for English Heritage Trust, Stand Against Lodge Farm Village, Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre, Gwynedd Council & Snowdonia National Park Authority, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Holland Heritage, and other organizations.
Richard is also a prolific writer and photographer. He has written scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects from iron manufacture to the cultural history of waterfalls. He has also contributed numerous articles and photographs to the regional and national press, including British Archaeology, BBC History Magazine and History Today.
(Who built Avebury and Stonehenge? Why and when were more ...)1997
(In this book, Richard Hayman traces the different values ...)2003
(With the increasing disappearance of stained glass in med...)2009
(The iron industry was the catalyst for the Industrial Rev...)2016
(From the heady days at Coalbrookdale on the banks of the ...)2005
(The Holy Grail and Holy Thorn explores the legends of Kin...)2014
(The parish church is a symbol of continuity, a cornerston...)2019
(Green men are figures or heads that were carved in church...)2010
(Part of the Tempus History & Guide series, this book offe...)1999
(Wrought iron has been used as a decorative element in arc...)2011
(The rood screen was the visual focus of the medieval pari...)2018
(Illuminated manuscripts are among the most beautiful, pre...)2017
(Ironbridge symbolises the processes of the Industrial Rev...)1999
(Coal heated the homes, fuelled the furnaces and powered t...)2016
(The Reformation transformed England forever. From peasant...)2015
(Severn is one of Britain's great rivers. It has remained ...)2012
Richard Hayman is married to Wendy Horton, an archaeologist.