John Crook is an independent architectural historian, archaeological consultant, and photographer. He is consultant archaeologist to Winchester Cathedral, St George's Windsor, and St Cross Hospital, Winchester. He has published many books on subjects ranging from the medieval cult of saints to the activities of William Walker the Diver at Winchester Cathedral in the early twentieth century. Present projects include a major study of the buildings of the medieval Palace of Westminster.
PHOTOGRAPHY Please click on Photo Library to see subject categories and sample images. Other examples of John Crook's architectural images may be seen on the Winchester Cathedral picture gallery
BIBLIOGRAPHY For John Crook's publications, click on Bibliography
STILL AVAILABLE! The Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty, Published April 2011. The history of this famous almshouse, with over 120 colour photographs by the author. Available direct from the Hospital. To purchase your copy, telephone 01962 878221
HOLY BONES!! John Crook's acclaimed book on English medieval shrines : the first definitive treatment of this fascinating subject for over a century.
For further details, and to order your copy of this book (£39.95 in UK), click on English Medieval Shrines
You can read a few sample pages and evaluate the book more fully by clicking on this thumbnail:
WILLIAM WALKER THE DIVER
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MARMITE THE MARMOT (MARMITUS MARMOTA). A Latin language project for 10 to 110 year-olds, based on the REAL Marmite (beware of imitations).
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