January 11, 2007

Elizabeth Williams (?), c. 1559

Thame St.Mary, is one of Oxfordshire's best churches. Simon Jenkins commented.
"In the middle of the chancel sits the tomb of Lord Williams (d.1559), Thame's leading citizen and benefactor. He lies in a cloak over his armour with a chainmail codpiece, his wife also cloaked but over a chemise. Their feet rest on a dog and a horse. The couple, carved of alabaster, lie on a Renaissance chest repaired after damage in the Civil War. They form a splendid pair. (Simon Jenkins)

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