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Furness Abbey: Effigies

On display in Furness Abbey museum are two effigies of knights which once covered the graves of benefactors in the abbey church.

Dating between 1225-1250, the effigies show a rare and early style where the knights face is completely covered by his helmet. 21 more words


Lichfield: Bishop de Langton Monument

Walter de Langton was Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield from 1296-1321 and was also the treasurer of England. Walter was born in c1265 in West Langton in Leicestershire. 49 more words


Lichfield: Bishop John Lonsdale

Although buried at Eccleshall, in the north choir aisle of Lichfield Cathedral is the memorial monument and effigy of Bishop John Lonsdale. John Lonsdale was Bishop of Lichfield from 1843-1867. 62 more words


Lichfield: Sleeping Children Monument

The Sleeping Children is a sculpted monument in memory of two children. The monument is dedicated to the children of the Reverend William Robinson and his wife Ellen-Jane – Ellen-Jane and Marianne. 23 more words


Pere Lachaise Cemetery.

Pere Lachaise is one of several cemeteries in Paris and I imagine, the most well known and frequently visited. This was apparently not always the case !   624 more words

Places To Visit

London: Seianti Hanunia Tlesnasa

Seianti Hanunia Tlesnasa was an Etruscan noblewoman. Now housed in the British Museum in London, the sarcophagus containing the remains of Seianti was found at Poggio Cantarello near Chiusi in 1886. 135 more words


Coniston: Donald Campbell

Donald Campbell was the first person to complete an officially timed run with a jet-propelled hydroplane. He completed the run on 23rd July 1955 at Ullswater. 80 more words