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an eagle. By the Latin infcription this knight was Humpbrey Bouchier, son and heir to John Bouchier, Lord Berners; who, espousing the cause of Edward IV. against the Earl of Warwick, was flain in the battle of Barnet Field, on Eafter day, 1471, though the king was victorious.

On the right hand as you enter this chapel is the antient monument of William de Valence, lying in a cumbent posture on a chest of wainscot placed upon a tomb of grey marble; the figure is wood, covered originally with copper gilt, as was the cheft in which it lies, but the greatelt part has been filched away"; and of 30 small images that were placed in little brass niches round it, scarce one remains entire. In 1296 he was slain at Bayone treacherously. His body was afterwards brought to England, and honorably buried in this chapel, and an indulgence of 100 days granted to all devout people who fould offer

up prayers for his soul. Near to Valence, is a most magnificent monument, partly enclosed, to the memory of Edward Talbot, eighth Earl of Shrew (bury, and his Lady Jane, eldest daughter and coheiress of Cuthbert Baron Ogle, whose effigies in their robts lie on a black marols table, fupported by a pedestal of alabafter. This mouument is finely ornamented, and the carving on the various-coloured marble is exquifite. The inscription contains nothing more than his titles and character, which is inded very high : He was honorable without pride : potent without oftentation: religious without fuperftition : liberal both in mind and bounty: warded ever against fortune, his whole life was a path of justice; and his innocence, escaping envy, continued through the whole course of his life. He died February 8ch, 1617, in the 57th year of his age.

On the floor of this chapel is a tomb two feet high, on which is a lady in a widow's dress with a barb and veil, cut in brass, round which is an in



scription in old French, importing that Alianer de Bohun, daughter and heiress of Sir Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hertford, Eflex, and Northampton, and wife to the mighty and noble Prince of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester, Earl of Eflex and Buck. ingham, son to Henry III. lies interred here. This lady, who was the greatest heiress in England, was deprived of her husband by the cruelty of his nephew, Richard II. who, jealous of his popularity, most treacherously betrayed him by a show of friendship;' for coming to visit him at Plashy, a pleasant seat of his in Essex, and staying supper, in duty he thought to attend his majesty to town; but at Stratford was fuddenly surrounded by an ambush of armed men, who privately hurried him on board a ship, and car

ried him to Calais, where, by the king's order, ; he was stifled between feather-beds. After this

melancholy accident his lady spent the rest of her days in the nunnery at Barking, and died O&tober 3, 1399 ; from whence her remains were brought, and here interred. The duke her husband was murdered in 1397

Mary, Countess of Stafford, wife to the unfortunare Viscount Stafford, beheaded in the reign of King Charles II. on Tower Hill, has also a cable monument of white marble near the above. She was lineally descended from the noble personages juft mentioned, and from the Barons and Earls of Stafford, and was daughter and heiress to the noble house of Buckingham. Lord Stafford was beheaded December 29, 1680 ; the Countess died in January, 1693

Against the wall above the Duke of Suffolk's monument, is one erected to the memory of Mary Countess of Stafford, and of Henry Earl of Stafford her fon, who died abroad in 1719, and was buried in this chapel.

In this chapel are likewise interred some other persons of less note than those already described ;



particularly Henry Ferne, D. D. Bishop of Chester, which he lived to enjoy but five weeks, dying March 16, 1662.

There is also an Archbishop buried here, as appears by a very antique figure in a mass habit, engraven on a brass plate, and placed on a flat stone in the pavement, over the remains of Robert de Walby ; who, as appears by the inscription, was first an Auguftine Monk, and attended Edward the Black Prince into France, where, being young, he prosecuted his studies, and made a surprizing progress in natural and moral philosophy, phyfic, the languages, and in the canon law; and, being likewise an eloquent preacher and found divine, was made Divinity Profeffor in the university of Thoulouse; where he continued till called by Richard II, to the bishopric of Man; from whence he was removed to the archbishopric of Dublin ; but not liking that country, upon the first vacancy he was recalled, and advanced to the fee of Chichester; and afterwards to the Archbishopric of York. Such is the history of this great man, who died May 29, 1397, as gathered from an inscription formerly very legible, but now almoft obliterated.

There is another grave.stone on the west side of this chapel, of black marble, sacred to the memory of Edward Lord Herbert, Baron of Cherbury in England, and of Castle-I: eland, in Ireland, who died December 9, 1678, aged 46.

Of the chapel of St. NICHOLAS. The third, in order, is the chapel of St. Nicholas, near the entrance whereof, on your left hand, you will see a monument of black marble, finely polished, and adorned with cherubims. The figures are in alabaster, as is likewise the scroll, on which a long inscription in English is fairly written, setting forth the descent and marriage of Lady Jane Clifford, youngest daughter to the Duke of Somerset, and wife to Charles Lord Clifford and Dungarvan; whe died November 23, 1679.

Adjoining to the door, on the same side, is a monument of alabafter, erected for Lady Cecil, a lady of the bed chamber to 0. Elizabeth, and daughter of Lord Cobham ; who having married Sir Robert Cecil, son to William Lord Burleigh, Treasurer of England, died in childbed, two years after, viz. in 1591. The Latin inscription is a dialogue between herself and husband, expressing their mutual affection.

But what will chiefly excite your admiration, is a most magnificent temple of various coloured marble, erected to the memory of Ann Duchess of So- merset, wife to Edward Duke of Somerset, brother to K. Henry VllIth's third wife, Queen Jane Seymour, and uncle to Edward VI. and some time regent during his minority ; but afterwards disgraced, accused of treasonable and felonious practices against the King and Council, tried by his Peers, acquitted of treason, but condemned of felony in levying armed men contrary to law: for which crime he was sentenced to be hanged;_but, in respect to his quality, was beheaded on Tower-Hill, January 22, 1551. The inscription on this tomb is in Latin and English, and contains a pompous detail of the noble lineage of this great lady, (who was daughter to Sir Edward Stanhope, by Elizabeth, daughter of Foulke Bourchier, Loid Fitz-Waren) her alliances, and issue ; and has nothing otherwise remarkable in it. She died April 16, 1587, at Hamworth, aged go.

Next to this is a stately monument to the memory of Lady Elizabeth Fane, daughter to Robert Baron Spencer, of Wormleighton, and wife to Sir George Fane, of Buston in Kent; remarkable, says her in. scription, for her antient descent, but more for her. own virtues. She died in 1618, aged 28.


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Beneath this, and affixed to the wall, is an antient monument of grey marble, finely wrought, placed over Nicholas Baron Carew, and the Lady Margaret, his wife, daughter of John Lord Dinham, and I believe mother to Sir Nicholas Carew, beheaded in Henry the VIlIth's time for holding a correspondence with Cardinal de la Pole, and spiriting up a rebellion on account of religion; as were many others in that arbitrary reign. He died December 6, 1470: The December 13, the same year.

On a grave-stone beneath this tomb, engraven on brass, is the portrait of Sir Humphrey Stanly, knighted by Henry VII. for his gallant behaviour une der his coufin, Lord Stanley, at the battle of Borworth-field. He died March 12, 1505.

Next to this is one of the most costly and magni. ficent monuments in the whole Abbey, erected by the great Lord Burleigh to the memory of Mildred his wife and their daughter Lady Ann, Countess of Oxford. It is the representation of a stately temple, the materials whereof are of porphyry, and other kinds of marble, gilt with gold. It is divided into two compartments, one elevated over the other. In the lower compartment, in a cumbent posture, lies Lady Burleigh, with her daughter, Lady Ann;'and at her head and feet are her children and grandchildren, kneeling. In the upper compart-ment, is the figure of a venerable old man, in the sobes and ensigns of the garter, kneeling very devoutly, as if at fervent prayer ; supposed to be defigned for Lord Burleigh. On this tomb is a long Latin inscription explaining the figures, and setting forth their respective virtues' and accomplishments, particularly those of Lady Burleigh, who, fays the inscription, was well versed in the sacred writers, and those chiefly of the Greeks, as Bafil the Great, Chrysostome, Gregory Narianzen, &c. She gave a scholarship to St. John's College in Oxford, legacies to the poor of Rumford, where she was born, B


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