Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Cartouche Definition

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Cartouche

An ornamental shield or tablet, often containing an heraldic device (coat of arms). Cartouches are often decorated with fanciful scrolled edges representing rolled parchment or paper. Cartouches are often found upon late medieval and Elizabethan tombs.

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This Celtic saint began his career as a simple shepherd boy. He entred the monastery of Melrose in 651 and in 664 became prior of Lindisfarne



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Gladstone's first Free Trade budget

Gladstone was a leading force for free trade, countered by Disreali's voice on behalf of protectionism

This king confronted Wat Tyler during the Peasant's Revolt of 1381



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