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Tomb of Sir William (d. 1282)

Tomb of Sir William (d. 1282)

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Image ID
5560
Title
Tomb of Sir William (d. 1282)
Caption
The most notable effigy tomb of several in the Shrine Chapel, this knight in chain mail is thought to be Sir William de Valance the Younger (died 1282), who probably went on a Crusade to the Holy Land. This effigy is one of the best pieces of its kind in England, as it is well-preserved and uniquely lifelike. The knight is shown in the act of drawing his sword and his clothing and armor are carved in intricate detail. It was originally painted in bright blue, red and green, traces of which can still be seen in the folds of the cloak.
Coordinates
51.6436700° N, 1.1642400° W
Resolution
4200 x 2781 pixels
File Size
6.73 MB
File Type
jpg
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
800
Credit
Holly Hayes
Copyright Status
All Rights Reserved
Date Created
November 4, 2007
Date Uploaded
May 13, 2010

The most notable effigy tomb of several in the Shrine Chapel, this knight in chain mail is thought to be Sir William de Valance the Younger (died 1282), who probably went on a Crusade to the Holy Land. This effigy is one of the best pieces of its kind in England, as it is well-preserved and uniquely lifelike. The knight is shown in the act of drawing his sword and his clothing and armor are carved in intricate detail. It was originally painted in bright blue, red and green, traces of which can still be seen in the folds of the cloak.

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