Thomas de Beauchamp Tomb - Warwick, Warwickshire

walwyn Fri, 04/30/2010 - 00:46
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Thomas de Beauchamp Katherine Mortimer earl of warwick

 

Tomb of Thomas de Beauchamp 11th Earl of Warwick (d1369) and wife Katherine Mortimer (d1369). Thomas was a military commander during the Hundred Years War, and Marshall of England from 1343/4 until his death. He commanded at the Battle of Crécy in 1346, and fought at the Battle of Poitiers (1356), where the King John II of France (Jean le Bon) was captured and taken prisoner to England.

 

Thomas de Beauchamp died in Calais, on 13 November 1369. His wife had died three months earlier.

 

The tomb consists of two effigies with angels at the heads and bears at their feet. The effigy of Thomas has him in military costume whilst the effigy of Katherine has her wearing a frilled veil, with a 'checker' or ‘honeycomb’ pattern, the details of which are described here. Around the sides of the tomb are figures of mourners in the costume of the times.

 

Tomb of Thomas de Beauchamp

 

Effigy of Thomas de Beauchamp

 

Katherine Mortimer wife of Thomas de Beauchamp

 

Mourners - Thomas de Beauchamp tomb

 

Mourners - Thomas de Beauchamp tomb

 

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