Alexander de Holderness - Peterborough Cathedral.

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Medieval tomb effigy Abbot Alexander of Holderness

 

This effigy on a low tomb chest is thought to be Alexander of Holderness (d1226) Benedictine abbot of Peterborough. First a monk, he then became a prior and finally abbot of Peterborough Abbey in 1222. Abbot for 4 years he was noted for starting several building works, and for obtaining a flask said to contain the blood of St Thomas Becket, and other relics.

 

Medieval tomb effigy Abbot