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What is the figure wearing? Its surprising that he isn't portrayed in armour since he was so famous for his soldiering.
Looks like a monks robe or perhaps that of a pilgrim?
Interestingly when Henry V's coffin was rediscovered in 1953 it was revealed that his coffin was side by side with that of Richard de Courtenay, Bishop of Norwich. Both men were very close and there were rumours
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Yes a pilgrim would make sense. That's how he would see himself I suppose. An armed pilgrim.
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Yes a pilgrim would make sense. That's how he would see himself I suppose. An armed pilgrim.
And being entombed in the St Edward the Confessor's chapel.
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Yes that makes sense too. He was the most revered of all English kings after all.
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Yes that makes sense too. He was the most revered of all English kings after all.
It was a popular burial site and contains the burials of Henry III, Edward I, Queen Eleanor of Castile, Edward III, Philippa of Hainault, Richard II, Anne of Bohemia ,King Henry V and Queen Edith of Wessex.
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A look back at the historic visit by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to the Abbey in September 2010.

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Westminster Abbey reopened on Friday May 21st to visitors on Fridays and Saturdays at the moment with further days from June 7th

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And since May 21st Westminster Abbey is open again

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Super news!!

Won't it be wonderful to be able visit such places again.
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