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What is a misericorde? Middle Ages

By |2017-07-31T05:40:32+00:00July 31st, 2017|Art, Medieval|

A misericorde in a church In the Middle Ages, priests and monks sang in their church choirs just as people do today. Sometimes they had to sing for hours, standing up. Their legs would get very tired. But they weren't supposed to sit down. Misericorde from Walcourt, Belgium (1500s AD) So the monks built folding wooden [...]