Paperback, 200 pages.

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ISBN-13: 978-1516982509.

Not available in e-book format.
Effigy Hunter is not a book of the dead. It’s a book about life—
your life, the culmination of thousands of ancestors’ experiences, memories, and legacies. You’ll discover your roots, not just as lists of names and dates, but as human beings with stories, emotions, fears, faith, and triumphs. Readers say that they love this book for its unique information, and as a guide to planning their own adventure vacation, finding what made them who they are today. 

What's inside? Here's a chapter list: 

Church Monuments 
In the beginning, hundreds of years later 
I see dead people! 
The parts of a medieval church 
Stories, images, and tables of 900+ medieval burials 
..United Kingdom: 
…..England by counties 
..Pilgrims and Crusaders 
..Ukraine and Russia 
..Spain and Portugal 
Tips for your effigy hunt 
Bonus! Excerpt from "Mary Dyer Illuminated" 
About the author
A typical page spread in Effigy Hunter: images of effigies or tombs,
charts of names, dates, and where the burials can be found, and
narrative that tells the stories of our ancestors of 800 years ago.
(There's no gutter or diagonal banner in the book! This was a screenshot
 of the PDF proof.)

Articles about Effigy Hunter 

Goingback again for the first time: When Americans travel to the country where most of their ancestors lived, we try to express the gut feeling of when we set foot there for the first time. We belonged there. We smell “home.” There’s a visceral tie to the land. We may have read classic literature, mined the internet, or seen films and documentaries of the place, and dreamed of visiting there. But when we actually get there, it’s a feeling that’s difficult to describe: peace, adventure, accelerated heartbeat, a feeling that you are where you belong, or that you’re grafted back into the vine.   Read more…

Effigy Hunter, from the book’s Foreword: Is this book a travelogue? A bucket list of where to go if you’re an effigy hunter? An aid to genealogy research? A nonfiction history of human beings whose lives are mostly forgotten now? A lesson in religious symbols and what they meant to the people who made them? The fruit of decades of research and the desire to chart it so there could be a simple way to unravel and understand the mysteries of five hundred to twelve hundred years ago?
            Is this book morbid, scary, or depressing, listing (as it does) burial places for so many people who have gone before us?
            Some of the anecdotes are humorous, and when I was doing the research, I was surprised many times at the absurdities and coincidences I found. Read more…

Shaping the Facts blog by Margaret Evans Porter: Genealogy enthusiast and historical author Christy K Robinson’s family history searches have taken her into the great cathedrals and obscure country churches in which her own ancestors—and those of the millions of other people sharing their genes—and other notables were either interred or commemorated. Her latest book is a treasure trove of information about the burial styles of her numerous subjects, primarily royalty and aristocracy of Britain and Europe during the Dark Ages and Medieval times. Not only does she analyse specific monuments and their symbolic elements, she describes the effects of civil wars and religious disputes on the physical contents of churches and examines discrepancies between burial records and popular legend. A brief section on Crusaders and pilgrims covers important personages who did not survive their journeys to the Holy Land.
A valuable reference for historians and genealogists, Effigy Hunter is equally a travelogue and travel memoir. Through anecdote, illustrations, and photographs, Robinson shares her extensive travels through England and other countries. Region-by-region sections contain charts of essential information on the location and dates of effigies and memorials, making this a useful field guide for those wishing to visit sites in person. As entertaining as it is informative, Effigy Hunter is very highly recommended for genealogists, historians, novelists, and travellers.  


And very good it is too -
I'm picky about
what I endorse. :-)

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