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The funeral effigies of Westminster Abbey

Author: A E Harvey; Richard Mortimer
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats
This richly illustrated book includes both the medieval wood effigies and the later wax figures with contemporary clothing. The death mask of Edward III (1377) dates back to the beginnings of portraiture in Europe; other fine examples include Henry VII, Charles II, Pitt, and Nelson. The collection is also remarkable for its rare historic costumes, including Charles II's Garter robes, Nelson's hat, extraordinary  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Portraits
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A E Harvey; Richard Mortimer
ISBN: 085115879X 9780851158792
OCLC Number: 1016343346
Notes: First ed. published: 1994.
"Revised and reprinted in paperback 2003"--Title page verso.
Description: 206 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: The funeral effigy - its function and purpose, Julian Litten; the history of the collection, Richard Mortimer. Catologue of the effigies: Edward III; Queen Anne of Bohemia; Queen Katherine de Valois; Queen Elizabeth of York; Henry V11; Queen Mary Tudor; Henry, Prince of Wales; Queen Anne of Denmark; James I; George Monck, Duke of Albemarle; Charles II; Frances, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox; William III; Queen Mary II; Queen Anne; Robert, Marquess of Normandy; Edmund, Duke of Buckingham; Queen Elizabeth I; William Pitt, Earl of Chatham; Horatio, Viscount Nelson. Appendix: a general note on the jewellery, Shirley Bury.
Responsibility: edited by Anthony Harvey & Richard Mortimer.


This is both a history and a catalogue of Westminster Abbey's collection of funeral effigies, from the death mask of Edward III to Horatio Nelson, and including Henry VII, Charles II, Queen Anne and  Read more...


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Enthralling. COSTUME Scholarly, well-footnoted and copiously illustrated... essential reading for those interested in the personages, and for historians of costume. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEWA Read more...

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