Index of Renaissance Tomb entries.
Monuments or memorials to children in English churches were extremely rare until the late 18th and early 19th century. In the 16th century one can find the occassional child tomb amongst the aristocracy, such as that of the The Noble Impe at St Mary's Warwick, but otherwise children do not appear to have warranted memorials in their own right.
This tomb, in Tours cathedral, by Michel Colombe was made in 1506 for the two sons of Charles VIII of France and Anne of Brittany. It is reputed to be the first tomb in the region that was made in the Italian style.
Started in 1515, and completed in 1525, this tomb is the work of the Roullant Le Roux, Rouen cathedral's master mason of the time. It is a memorial to the French cardinal and archbishop of Rouen George d'Amboise (d1510), the other figure is his nephew George d'Amboise (d1550) who became archbishop of Rouen on his uncle's death.