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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Mary, Queen of Scots abdicates

Mary, imprisoned at Lochleven Castle, is forced to cede the throne to her son, the infant James VI

This king was imprisoned and eventually murdered at Berkeley Castle



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