Friday, November 26, 2010

Canterbury Cathedral #4

... heraldic shield ...
   
... the splendid tomb of Edward, Prince of Wales (1330-1376), 
known as "The Black Prince", is one of the Cathedral's finest ...
 source: collegetermpapers.com
      
...dog at the feet of Edward, the "Black Prince" (1330-1376).
This is often seen on knightly tombs, as it represents loyalty ...
source: sacreddestinations.com
   
the sabatons or sollerets ...
by armourdesign.dial.pipex.com
... the slender, pointed sabatons were seen from 
the 14th to the latter part of the 15th century ...
   
...above it hang replicas (1968) of his achievements - 
his helmet, jupon, shield and gauntlets ...
source: collegetermpapers.com
  
... the original funerary achievements, preserved 
in a glass case in the South Quire Aisle  ...
source: myarmoury.com
     
... Thomas Cray was here (1704) ...
... earlier less reverent pilgrims have left their mark on 
the Cathedral too – one soft stone pillar bears the clear mark,
“Thomas Cray 1704”, three centuries after 
his vigorous act of graffiti ...
source: slightlyintrepid.blogspot.com
  
... the Becket Vestments replicas (1901), based on 
the original Chasuble worn by Thomas Becket. 
The original vestments are housed in the Cathedral
at Sens, France where he was in Exile ...
source: infoboard
  
... Ne vile velis ...
... it actually translates to "wish nothing base" or "wish no harm" ...
source: wiki.answers.com
      
... monument to Dean Thomas Neville, d. 1615, and his 
brother Alexander, d. 1614, in the south choir aisle ...
source: english-heritage.org.uk
  
   ... coat of arms ceiling ...
    
  Man of War: Edward, the Black Prince ...
by myarmoury.com ...
... few figures inspired reverence among the English and fear
among the French during the Hundred Years War like the eldest
son of Edward III, known to history as the Black Prince ...

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