My head may be in the clouds but my feet are firmly in beautiful England. I love my daughters of which I have three. I enjoy history especially the medieval period, researching my family history, craft, sewing, art, reading, the very beautiful county of Cornwall and anything about Richard III. I have a website too its..........
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
The Cadaver Tomb
The Tomb of Alice de la Pole
Alice de la Pole's Transi Tomb
This magnificent transie tomb at St Mary's Church, Ewelme in the county of Oxfordshire belongs to Alice de la Pole. In two parts, the top section is solid and entirely made of alabaster, it is thought to be unique. Lying on top of this tomb, whose decorated sides are covered with angels holding emblazoned shields, is the life like image of the duchess whose long face is beautifully carved, and her coronted head lies under an ornate canopy. The cushion on which her head lies is supported by tiny angels who are placed there to aid Alice's soul to heaven.
My updated blog on the tomb of Alice de la Pole has moved to http://meanderingthroughtime.weebly.com/blogs-on-the-wars-of-the-roses-1376-to-1478/the-transie-tomb