Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Cartouche Definition

History and Architecture

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.

Poughill, Cornwall

Poughill, Cornwall




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This financial institution was formed in 1694 to finance William III's French wars



27 September, 1615

Death of Arbella Stuart

Stuart starved herself to death in the Tower, where she sent for marrying another claimant to the throne, William Seymour

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



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