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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The fourth wife of Henry VIII, who agreed to marry her partly on the basis of a flattering portrait painted by Holbein



07 December, 1640

Parliament declares 'ship money' illegal

Ship money was a tex levied by Charles I without consent of Parliament

This king married Elizabeth of York, uniting the houses of York and Lancaster, and ending the Wars of the Roses



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