The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4

Allen, Thomas

1827

Tomb of queen Eleanor.

The tomb of this queen is of Petworth marble, covered with a table of gilt copper, on which is the recumbent statue of the queen; this is also of copper, richly gilt. The attitude of the figure is very elegant, the left hand being brought over the breast to grasp a crucifix, which is dependant from her neck; the right hand formerly held a sceptre. Her robes are flowing, and are elegantly disposed, and on the head is a small coronet. Above is a singular canopy, having a rich border of crockets, and a finial.

Round the copper verge is the following inscription:--

ICI: GYST: ALIANOR: JADIS: REYNE: DE: ENGLETERRE: FEMME: AL: RE: EDEWARD: FIC: LOC: R--: : OUNTIF: DEL: ALME: DE: LI: DEV: PUR: SA: PITE: EYT: MERCI: AMEN:

On the sides of this monument are engraven the arms of Castile and Leon, quarterly, and those of Ponthieu, hanging on vines and oak trees. Though the body of this queen lies interred in this chapel, her heart was buried in the choir of the Friars Preachers, in London.

 
 
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[] Vide ante, vol. iii. p. 543.

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 Dedication
CHAPTER I: Site, local divisions, and government of the City of Westminster; history of the Abbey; Coronation Ceremonies; and lists of the Abbots and Deans
CHAPTER II: Westminster Abbey, and Description of the Tombs and Monuments
CHAPTER III: History and Topography of St. Margaret's Parish
CHAPTER IV: History and Topography of St. John's Parish, Westminster
CHAPTER V: History and Topography of the parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, Westminster
CHAPTER VI: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. James, Westminster
CHAPTER VII: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Anne, Westminster
CHAPTER VIII: History and Topography of the parish of St. Paul, Covent Garden
CHAPTER IX: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Mary-le-strand
CHAPTER X: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. Clement Danes
CHAPTER XI: History and Topography of the parish of st. George, Hanover Square
CHAPTER XII: History and Topography of the Precinct of the Savoy
CHAPTER XIII: History and Topography of the Inns of Court
CHAPTER XIV: History and Topography of the Precincts of the Charter-house and Ely Place, and the Liberty of the Rolls
 CHAPTER XV: Historical Notices of the Borough of Southwark
CHAPTER XVI: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Olave, Southwark
CHAPTER XVII: History and Topography of the parish of St. John, Southwark
CHAPTER XVIII: History and Topography of the parish of St. Thomas, Southwark
CHAPTER XIX: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. George's, Southwark
CHAPTER XX: History and Topography of St. Saviour's Parish
CHAPTER XXI: History and Topography of the parist of Christ-church in the County of Surrey
 CHAPTER XXII: A List of the Principal Books, &c that have been published in Illustration of the Antiquities, History, Topography, and other subjects treated of in this Work
 Addenda et Corrigienda
 Postscript