Effigy of Robert de Harcourt - Worcester Cathedral

walwyn Sat, 05/14/2011 - 00:54
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Medieval Effigy Cross Legged Knight Crusader


Monument to Robert de Harcourt (d1205). The effigy of a cross legged knight is mid 13th century. His head rests on a pillow and his feet on a lion. Dressed in chain mail with a sword and helmet, and holding a shield.


Following the peace treaty of  Goulet (1200) between King John of England and Philip II of France,[bib:4398:pp54-56[/bib] was designated King John's surety and hostage. His tomb in Worcester cathedral is in the South-East Transept not far from that of the tomb of King John.