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Jesus at School - Overview

Did Jesus of Nazareth go to school? Medieval people thought so. Visual evidence of the belief is no longer plentiful. But we catch glimpses of it, here and there, through images that somehow escaped the zeal of Reformation clean-up crews. Prominently displayed in the British Museum, for example, is a series of tiles illustrating scenes from Jesus' childhood, including school scenes. The tiles date to the early 14th century, are of English or Norman manufacture, and are thought to have been wall-mounted in the Tring parish church, which is about half an hour by train from London.

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