The Tourist's Shilling Guide to Warwick and Neighbourhood [&C]

The Tourist's Shilling Guide to Warwick and Neighbourhood [&C]

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...crowned with Ihorns, behind, the Mater dolorosa, kneeling, &c. The north and south days also contain figures, finely painted. 11 Ladye Chapelle. A few broken words only are now visible on the ribbon scrolls with which the window was originally ornamented. TOMB OF RICHARD BEAUCHAMP. The 'goodly tombe' so grand and magnificent, under which Earl Richard, the founder of the Chapel reposes, is situated near the centre, and on the lowest floor. It is of the altar kind, and made of Purbeck marble, of a speckled grey colour. On the slab is the 'Image' of the Earl, in brass gilt, recumbent, on a table of the same metal, the whole surmounted by the hearse, which rises on semi-circular hoops, gilt, upon which there was, at one time, no doubt, the 'covering to be ordeyned' mentioned by Dugdale. The extremities of the five poles which pass over the hoops are ornamented with shields, in enamel, in quatrefoils, starred, pendant, from four oak leaves. On the four shields on the extremities of the poles on the side of the hearse are the Beauchamp arms quartering the arms of the ancient earls, and a shield of pretence, charged with three chevronels, and a fret quarterly, the last arms of the great Despensers. At the altar end of the centre pole are the arms of England and France; and at the western extreme is the ancient cross of St. George. The 'Image' of the earl on the slab, which is the size of life is considered to be inferior to none in England, except to that of Henry VII. in Westminster Abbey. The head, which is uncovered, is encircled by a coronet, and rests upon a helmet, from which rises the earl's crest of a swan; the hair is short and curled, and the hands elevated as in prayer, but not joined. The effigy is clad in plate armour, splendidly...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236506413
  • 9781236506412