HODs Video: The Despenser Reredos

11 September until 20 September 2020
Despenser Reredos (c) Bill Smith

The Despenser Reredos will be put in the spotlight in one of the Cathedral's four special podcasts that have been created for this year's county-wide Heritage Open Days festival. 


A rare and rediscovered medieval masterpiece of national importance, this work of art is full of religious symbolism, mystery and intrigue.

In this video, Cathedral Guide Philip Tuckwood will explore the origins of the piece and one of the more controversial and colourful characters in the history of Norwich Cathedral who inspired the creation of this artefact.

All four of the Cathedral's Heritage Open Days podcasts are available on the Norwich Cathedral Services YouTube Channel.