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 fourth son of Edward III was virtual ruler of England from 1371-1399



01 June, 1533

Anne Boleyn crowned queen

Anne would give birth to Elizabeth I just 3 months later

This king was the first Plantagent to be buried in England



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