Factual Series

The vibrant medieval wall paintings of Breage church were discovered during the Victorian restoration.

Yhe paintings date from the 15th century, when church interiors were richly decorated and painted with allegorical scenes. It is almost miraculous that they have survived the destruction and iconoclasm following the reformation and the Prayer Book Rebellion; an uprising which saw the death of almost 10% of the Duchy of Cornwall's population.

Today, the paintings providing us with a unique insight into the lives and beliefs of our forbears.
Episode seven of our hisory series 'Stories in Stone', broadcast on Sky TV's Cornwall Channel in 2013.