An Interesting Tomb in Chichester


Chichester Cathedral, in the south of England,is a very interesting cathedral, with beautiful stained glass windows, and even a stained glass window designed by Marc Chagall, a Belarussian-Russian-French-Jewish artist who was born in 1887, and died in 1985 (almost made a century!)

There are quite a few tombs in the cathedral, and one that really impressed me was the ‘Arundel Tomb‘  This is the tomb of Richard Fitzalan, the 13th Earl of Arundel (1307 to 1376) and his second wife Eleanor, and he requested in his will that they be buried together without ‘pomp and ceremony’ in the Priory.They lie side by side, holding hands, and the lady is turned slightly towards her husband,who is buried in his armour.  You will notice that he has taken off one gauntlet so that he can hold his wife’s hand.   True love, and everlasting love, and at their feet are two dogs, probably family pets.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Rider
    Mar 13, 2014 @ 18:16:57

    A beautiful love story!

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  2. CadyLuck Leedy
    Mar 13, 2014 @ 19:07:57

    Great Pictures! I am related to the Richard Fitzalan!

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