References

Websites & Books with Marga references – plus Places to see Marga’s Work

The very latest account of Marga’s life & genius is the one created by the BBC – a ‘mini-documentary’ of ten minutes length, made by the corporation’s Inside Out team.
Click here to access the BBC page and see the video of the documentary.

The defintive website with everything you need to know is the one maintained by Margaret Rope’s own relative Arthur Rope:  www.arthur.rope.clara.net
(Marga was Arthur’s father’s cousin, making Arthur her first cousin once removed.  He is also the nephew of the other Margaret Rope (Tor), who was also a stained-glass artist).

Myra, St Nicholas window in Newport

Books
Arts and Crafts Stained Glass (2015, Yale Press) by Peter Cormack – the only art-history to give Margaert Rope a profile
Margaret Rope of Shrewsbury by Arthur Rope – a fifty page photo-book of all her best windows. It includes a catalogue of her windows and where to see them

Biographical notes
Wikipedia entry for Marga constructed by Arthur Rope
Profile of Margaret Rope on ‘Suffolk Painters’
Profile of MA Rope on ArtBiogs

Profiles/Monographs
#  ‘A Family Recorded in Glass: The Windows of Margaret Rope in Shrewsbury Cathedral’ by Fr Peter Phillips (Midland Catholic History Bulletin 2009, No 16)
‘Letting in the Light of Christ’ by Roger Hall, 2006 (the definitive & very detailed guide to the windows in Shrewsbury Cathedral, including Marga’s)
#  ‘Sacrament In Stone A History of Shrewsbury Cathedral’ (1984) by Judith Hall – has many references to Marga
#  ‘A Catholic Community – Shrewsbury 1850-1920’ by Fr Peter Phillips (Recusant History,Vol 20 1990/1) – has many references to Marga
#  ‘Church of St Mary’ (CCT 2010) by Peter Williams – has references to Marga
#  Profile of the Rope family church at Kesgrave by Simon Knott
#  Profile of the Ropes in Suffolk on ‘Suffolk Churches’

Reviews
A review of Margaret Rope’s work by Mother Xavier McMonagle
A profile of Marga’s Windows at Quidenham Convent
…but…       The ‘Stained Glass in the Midlands‘ edition of History WM Magazine did not mention Marga

A review of Margaret Rope & The Exhibition by Joanna Moorhead in The Tablet International Weekly

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Sites at which the public can see her work…
Churches with Marga windows – and more (listed on arthur.rope.clara.net)
Shrewsbury Cathedral, which is where her best work is, has a very good visitor policy. See Shrewsbury Cathedral Opening Times

… or not!!
There is none of Marga’s work at the Ely Stained Glass Museum nor at the V&A nor at Shrewsbury Museum
Her ‘Goblin Market’ panel owned by The Metropolitan Museum of New York is not usually on view
Her ‘The Welle of Love’ panel held by Los Angeles County Museum is not yet on display

Photos of the works
Photos of the Work of the two Margaret Ropes on Flickr
Images of Margaret Rope’s painted panels (as well as making stained-glass, MAR also painted on to wood) by Ernest Denim
Photos of the Work of the two Margaret Ropes by Ernest Denim
On the Wikipedia entry for Marga constructed by Arthur Rope, there are some images, but Arthur invites other photographers to add their own in the ‘gallery’ section at the end of the entry

Ongoing Research
Shrewsbury Museum’s Appeal for more information on her life

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