Memorials of Christchurch-Twynham, Hants, Past and Present; With a Photograph and Ground Plan of the Priory Church

Memorials of Christchurch-Twynham, Hants, Past and Present; With a Photograph and Ground Plan of the Priory Church

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...VV. niche, and doorways on the N.-W. and S.-W. sides. There are twelve tabernacles on the N. side. The suggestion has been hazarded that this superb monument may have been the work of Torrigiano. Stone coffins were recently discovered under the pavement. Margaret was daughter and eventually heiress of George, Duke of Clarence, created Earl of Salisbury, 25th March, 1472, who was murdered and attainted, 1477; her mother was Isabel, daughter of Richard, Earl of Warwick, the King There is one niche internally, on the N. and S. sides respectively. The stone ceiling is a species of elaborate fan-vault with three large coloured bosses containing figures. There are the remains of a pier at the E. end of the chapel cut away to make room for this grand shrine. maker. She was restored by Act 5 Henry VIII. as sister and heir of blood to Edward, late Earl of Salisbury, who was executed by Henry VII. in 1499. She married Sir Richard Pole, K.G., and had issue--Lord Montagu, executed for high treason, Cardinal Reginald Pole, and others. Her legend appears on the bosses, "Spcs mea in Deo est." For two years the venerable lady, then upwards of seventy years of age, was confined in the Tower: her horrible mutilation by the headsman, 1541, on Tower Hill, is recorded by Lord Herbert (Life of Henry VIII., p. 468). There is a recess for a cadaver on the north side below the chapel. In the Smlfl) (IIJQIB Zligle are mutilated sculptures of the Death, Assumption, and Coronation of the Virgin, now arranged on a bracket and in aumbries; and these monuments: the Bishop of Napoli, John Draper, late prior (died 1552), a chantry at the E. end with a screen of Caen stone, and a slab in front of the door; when his grave was opened, the chalice it contained more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880730
  • 9781236880734