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Tomb: Thomas Howard, 3rd duke of Norfolk

Who was the 3rd duke of Norfolk? The eldest son of Thomas Howard, 2nd duke of Norfolk, and his first wife, Elizabeth Tilney, the 3rd duke of Norfolk is one of the more prominent of the supporting cast of political figures at the Tudor royal court. Like...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 30 Sep 2021

Tomb: John, Lord Cheyney (Cheyne/Cheney)

Where is the tomb? It is located in Salisbury Cathedral, under the arcade on the north side of the nave and just west of the crossing. Was it always in this location? No. The tomb was originally placed in the … Continue reading →
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 15 Sep 2021

‘Tabulae’ or tables – the medieval precursors to heritage interpretation

Visit any historic site or town today and you can reasonably expect to find some form of heritage interpretation board. But you might not realise that visitors and pilgrims to the churches of medieval Europe would have found historical information …...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 29 Jun 2021

Tombs: Thomas Howard, 2nd duke of Norfolk

Unlike some of the noblemen I have written about, we don’t actually have a surviving tomb for Thomas Howard, 2nd duke of Norfolk. However, we know quite a bit about two tombs that were erected to him, and a third … Continue reading →
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 22 Jun 2021

Tomb: Henry Fitzroy, duke of Richmond

Who was Henry Fitzroy? Henry Fitzroy was the second child, and eldest son, of Henry VIII – the result of the king’s affair with 18/19 year old Elizabeth Blount. Although illegitimate, Fitzroy was a person of importance at the royal …...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 22 Apr 2021

Tomb: Mary FitzAlan and Margaret Audley

Who were Mary and Margaret? Mary FitzAlan was the third daughter of Henry FitzAlan, 12th earl of Arundel, and Katherine Grey (Lady Jane Grey’s aunt). She married Thomas Howard, 4th duke of Norfolk, c. 1554 and gave birth to their … Continue...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 12 Apr 2021

Who cares for our historic memorials and tomb monuments?

You don’t have to spend long in a Church of England parish church to see that the condition of many of the older memorial and monuments within them is deteriorating: cracks, spalling/flaked surface, loss of paint/gilding, lost elements. Some of...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 22 Mar 2021

Tomb: Henry Percy, 4th earl of Northumberland

Who was Henry Percy? The only son of Henry Percy, 3rd the earl of Northumberland and Eleanor Poynings, the 4th earl is (in)famous for not joining the battle of Bosworth – an act that many have credited with contributing to … Continue reading...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 15 Mar 2021

Two tombs to Thomas, Lord Wharton (d. 1568)

Where is the tomb? The tomb pictured above is located in St John the Baptist church, Healaugh, North Yorkshire. However, Lord Wharton had two tombs erected to his memory – the second is located in St Stephen’s church, Kirkby Stephen, …...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 4 Mar 2021

The wooden tomb of Henry Neville, earl of Westmorland

Recently, I rediscovered photos of the tomb of Henry Neville, 5th earl of Westmorland (and his first two wives) taken while I was researching my PhD. Of all the tombs I visited during my research, this one stood out as … Continue reading →
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 22 Jan 2021

“They have destroyed me”

A illustrated broadside printed on silk. With an image of a woman weeping at a tombstone enscribed with the words “Great Britain’s Queen, the injured Caroline. Around the border, following the title: Minister! go hang thyself in justice to...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Aug 2018

An apparition

In a churchyard, a resurrection man holding a lantern, his hat and shovel at his feet, is surprised by ghost, rising from grave. In the background is a church and in the foreground, a skull and bone. Printmaker: Newton, Richard, 1777-1798, printmaker....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Apr 2017

Writing medieval women’s lives: the case of Katherine Swynford, Lady of Kettlethorpe (and Duchess of Lancaster)

Tomb of Katherine Swynford, Lincoln Cathedral (photo credit: Nick Thomas, 2016) Few topics are as challenging and yet ultimately rewarding for writers than writing stories about the lives of medieval women. Not only was the period particularly muscular...
From: renaissanceissues on 23 Dec 2016

[Interior of a gothic crypt]

“Interior of a gothic vault, with a tomb on the left lit by a hanging lamp and decorated with a reclining man in tudor dress holding a baton; to right are a couple leaning against a pillar, and a man holding a torch gesturing towards the tomb …”–British...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Nov 2015

The Tombstone Edition: Pennsylvania Journal, October 31, 1765

One of the most famous and recognizable eighteenth-century newspapers is the October 31, 1765 issue of the Pennsylvania Journal, also known as the “tombstone edition.” With the hated Stamp Act set to take effect in the British North American...

Recreating Howard/Tudor Tombs in Norfolk

Again, from The Daily Mail, comes this story about the tombs built for Thomas Howard and his son-in-law, Henry Fitzroy, the Duke of Richmond:Technology used to understand distant planets has helped reconstruct two ornate Tudor tombs that were destroyed...

A Judge and Judgement: the Tomb of Sir Thomas Fleming

The main reason for this post today is the tomb of Thomas Fleming, who died on August 7, 1613: he was judge in the trial of Guy Fawkes in 1606. He and his wife are entombed in the church of St Nicholas, North Stoneham in Hampshire. According to the...

How to Visit Henry VIII's Monumental Tomb

Sorry, but that's a trick headline! You can't visit Henry VIII's great monument or memorial, because there isn't one. He had planned one, but hadn't built it before he died and no one built it after him.More from the English Historical Novels blog:Henry's...

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