Catherine de Valois wooden funeral effigy on the left and the stone head thought to represent her on the right. Westminster Abbey is the home to a collection of unique and wonderful medieval wooden funeral effigies. These are to go on show once again in June 2018 with the opening the Abbey’s new Jubilee Galleries.… Continue reading IS THIS THE FACE OF KATHERINE de VALOIS?
UPDATED POST AT sparkypus.com A Medieval Potpourri https://sparkypus.com/2020/05/14/anne-mowbray-duchess-of-norfolk-child-bride-of-one-of-the-princes-in-the-tower-her-reburial-in-westminster-abbey/ St Erasmus in Bishops Islip’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey by Joseph Mallord William Turner c.1796. The original chapel of St Erasmus, built by Elizabeth Wydeville, was the site of Anne Mowbray’s first burial and after recovery of her coffin she was reburied in the rebuilt Chapel. Anne… Continue reading ANNE MOWBRAY – DUCHESS OF NORFOLK – HER REBURIAL IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY
UPDATED POST AT https://sparkypus.com/2020/07/28/james-ist-royal-gooseberry-in-the-henry-vii-vault/ Entrance to the tomb of Henry Vll as seen on the opening of the vault in 1869. Drawing by George Scarf. How did James I come to be interred in Henry Vll’s vault? Unfortunately it’s not known, but we do know how it was discovered to be the case. In 1868,… Continue reading JAMES 1st – A ROYAL GOOSEBERRY