The Burton Agnes Bagpiper

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I have long been familiar with the image of the female bagpiper at Burton Agnes Hall in East Riding of Yorkshire. I can remember being absolutely wowed by it the first time a friend showed me a photograph of the alabaster carving which she had found in a book on Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture. For me, this one carving scored on a number of levels: it was a bagpiper, it was a FEMALE bagpiper and it was Elizabethan.

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