The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury; With Some Account of the Priory Church of Deerhurst, Gloucestershire

The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury; With Some Account of the Priory Church of Deerhurst, Gloucestershire

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...Isabelle Neville, uxor ejus qui obierunt haec 12 Decembris, A.d. 1476, ille 18 Feb., 1477. "Macte veni sicut sol in splendore, Mox subito mersus in crnore." Or in English--"Lord George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, and Lady Isabelle Neville, his wife, who died, she on Dec. 12, 1476, he on Feb. 18, 1477. "I came in my might like a sun in splendour, Soon suddenly bathed in my own blood." On the brass are engraved two suns in splendour, the badge of the House of York. The fourteenth century stone screen-work round the choir side of the ambulatory, particularly at the back of the reredos and the north-east portion adjacent to it, is very interesting work. The lower part is panelled with tracery in low relief, with the arches springing from diminutive heads. All the shafting is ornamented with a small ball-like enrichment. Above the panelling is some open tracery of beautiful design. By reference to the plan it will be seen that much of this original screen-work has been set back several feet, possibly to make room for the Clarence vault. At the east end of the ambulatory is the arch by which entrance was formerly given to the destroyed Lady Chapel. It is now walled up, and in such a way that it is difficult to picture the appearance of the original work. However, from the battlements of the adjoining south-east chapel it is possible to see the remnants of the vaulting of the entrance to the LadyChapel. In the modern east wall is a window of three lights (by Hardman) in memory of Rev. C. W. Grove, who presented most of the modern glass in the church. The subject is the Pharisee and the Publican. It is not known whether the Pharisee is intended to be a portrait of any one, but the Publican's face is said to be an excellent...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236547640
  • 9781236547644