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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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Westminster Abbey to limit bell ringing for royal birthdays
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Remembrance ceremonies and activities at the Westminster and its also 100 years since the first Poppy Day.


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Westminster Abbey has updated the calendar of Services and Events for Advent and Christmas Season at Westminster Abbey.

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The Duchess of Cambridge will attend a Carol Service at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 8th December.

It will be televised over the Christmas Period.

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The bells of Big Ben
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Designing Tudor tombs at Westminster Abbey
The tombs of Henry VII, Elizabeth of York and Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Derby.

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The Prayer Book of the Lady Margaret Beaufort,Countess of Richmond and Derby which is housed at Westminster Abbey.


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That was very interesting! And so well made. Very engaging.

Such a pity we can't put a name(s) to the scribe(s). And so lucky that it survived because it was the personal property of Henry viii's grandmother.

Torigiano's tomb is one of the great wonders of the abbey along with the Cosmati pavement. I had no idea about his boyhood falling out with Michelangelo. So many layers of history & art in the abbey. No surprise it forms part of a UNESCO world heritage site.
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Its simply amazing that the Prayer Book of the Lady Margaret Beaufort,Countess of Richmond and Derby survived the Reformation given all the damage done to English art work, statues, monuments and manuscripts.
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Its simply amazing that the Prayer Book of the Lady Margaret Beaufort,Countess of Richmond and Derby survived the Reformation given all the damage done to English art work, statues, monuments and manuscripts.
I suppose we have to be thankful for what did survive. And there is still much wonderful treasure surviving in English churches & cathedrals. But yes what was lost forever was cataclysmic. A great tragedy.

Of course sometimes we can glimpse that lost world of ancient English Catholicism when some long whitewashed church walls are discovered to be hiding medieval painting. Moments when you can literally touch history.
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