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21a Throne of Mercy, east window, Holy Trinity Church Goodramgate, York,
1470. The east window of the church, directly above the altar, was
the most hallowed place within the building and invariably received the
most artistically and theologically significant stained glass. An
east window from a small parish church, Holy Trinity Church Goodramgate,
York, has survived relatively intact. It shows a Throne of Mercy
and other subject matter typical of late medieval East Anglia as well as
Yorkshire. The pastor of the church, John Walker, gave the window,
in which he shows his personal as well as shared associations, in 1470.
Below is the Virgin Mary with the extended family of Christ. This
is the "Holy Kindred" based on the belief that St. Anne, the mother of
the Virgin, had two additional marriages.
Trinity flanked by John Baptist and John Evangelist on either side St.
George and St. Christopher, patrons of York Guilds
Above, left shield of Walker, center See of York impaling Nevill (archbishop
George Nevill 1464-76) , right, shield of John Kempe, Archbishop 1426-52
[presumably the previous patron of Walker]
John Walker seen at foot of Trinity with scroll: Te Adoro et glorifico
O Beata Trinitas
Inscription around window in Latin: Have mercy on the soul of John Walker,
Rector. He caused this house and window to be made in the year 1470
in Thy honor, O King.
21b Throne of Mercy, east window, Holy Trinity Church
Goodramgate, detail of Throne of Mercy.
in center: Trinity Crowning the Virgin Mary (head restored)
to the right: St. Mary Salome (the Virgin's half-sister), Zebedee and children,
the future Apostles John and James
center left: Virgin Mary as child with parents Anne and Joachim (Anne's
to left: St. Mary Cleophas (the Virgin's half-sister) husband and four
to far right: St. Ursula (patron saint of Cologne - York traded with the
21c East window, Holy Trinity Church Goodramgate,
detail of St.Mary Cleophas.
21d East window, Holy Trinity Church Goodramgate,
detail of St. Mary Salome, Zebedee and children,
the future Apostles John and James.