No breasts please, we're Methodists

September 21 2011

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Picture: Phil Yeoman/BNPS

From The Guardian:

A statue of a bare-breasted woman whose torso was discreetly covered for centuries has been found in a Bristol church house where John Wesley worshipped. There is speculation that the half-clad figure was considered too much of a distraction for Wesley, the founder of Methodism, and his followers. The figure, holding a cornucopia of fruit, is suspected to be Abundantia – a Roman personification of abundance and prosperity.

A reader writes:

Of course the article doesn't tell us what we really want to know - who is sable between three scallop shells argent a chevron of the second.

Quite. Any heralds out there?

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