Index of Gothic Tomb

William I Duke of Normandy - Rouen Cathedral.

walwyn Sat, 10/16/2010 - 20:09


This tomb of William I Duke of Normandy (d942) in Rouen Cathedral dates from the 14th century. The earlier burial had been in the ancient sanctuary near the end of what is now the nave.


Robert Curthose, Duke of Normandy - Gloucester Cathedral

walwyn Sun, 05/01/2011 - 15:34


Robert Curthose (d1134) effigy, of painted Irish bog oak, was made about 100 years after his death.


King John of England - Worcester Cathedral

walwyn Mon, 05/02/2011 - 02:25

Tomb of King John the youngest son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Made from Purbeck marble the sarcophagus dates from about 1230 and is the earliest effigy in the country to an English king. Originally the effigy would have lain on the floor, but as more elaborate tombs were installed in later years, John's effigy was raised up to rest on a tomb chest that was made in about 1540. 

Alexander de Holderness - Peterborough Cathedral.

walwyn Sun, 10/09/2011 - 23:52


This effigy on a low tomb chest is thought to be Alexander of Holderness (d1226) abbot of Peterborough.


Tomb of William Longespee - Salisbury Cathedral

walwyn Tue, 01/31/2012 - 21:42


Tomb of William Longespee (d1226) Earl of Salisbury. William Longespee was the illegitimate son of Henry II and half brother to King Richard I and King John of England.

Two 13th century Abbots - Peterborough Cathedral

walwyn Sun, 10/09/2011 - 17:40


Two 13th century effigies of Benedictine monks. Peterborough Cathedral.


Bishop William de Kilkenny - Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire

walwyn Sat, 07/17/2010 - 18:03


William de Kilkenny (d1256) monument. Bishop of Ely Cambridgeshire.




Bishop Walter de Cantelupe. Worcester Cathedral

walwyn Tue, 07/19/2011 - 21:28

This mid 13th century tomb of Bishop Walter de Cantelupe (d1266) is made of Purbeck marble. The relief of the effigy is more rounded than that of the nearby tomb of his predecessor the bishop of Worcester William de Blois (d1236) which is still in the Romanesque style and shows the development to the more rounded forms of the early Gothic.

Rollo Duke of Normandy - Rouen Cathedral

walwyn Fri, 09/17/2010 - 23:45


Rollo (870 - 932) first Duke of Normandy. C20 copy of C13 effigy destroyed during the second world war.