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#1392: Tomb of William Longespee (d.1226)

Photo 1392: Tomb of William Longespee (d.1226) - Salisbury Cathedral

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Photo ID
1392
Credit
Title
Tomb of William Longespee (d.1226)
Caption
Effigy tomb of William Longespee, Earl of Salisbury, d.1226. The illegitimate son of King Henry II and half brother of King John, Longespee was present at the laying of the foundation stones of the cathedral in 1220 and was the first person to be buried inside. The tomb is unusual for having a stone effigy and timber tomb-chest. The effigy was once brightly painted. Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.
Geotag
51.064722° N, 1.797456° W
Uploaded
November 16, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
ISO
800