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Elizabethan Era Tombs

Art and architecture flourished during the Elizabethan times and the Elizabethan era tombs are proof of the prosperity that prevailed during the times. These tombs and other forms of architecture that were constructed are strong and well maintained till date. In this article, we will get into a discussion of these.
The Sudeley Castle

This is a major tourist attraction constructed during the Elizabethan era. It was constructed thousands of years ago and had been reconstructed many times. This tomb has housed many different people. The stages of evolution of this Elizabethan era tomb are

Elizabethan Era Tombs
Elizabethan Era Tombs

Rose Covered Estate Rooted In Castle’s Past


This is a huge and beautiful castle and one of the most notable tombs of the Elizabethan era. A part of this castle is occupied by the lord and lady Ashcombe. The origin of this castle dates back to the 10th century. This mansion was a wedding present by King Ethelred to his daughter.

In 1400, the owner of this mansion constructed a castle on this mansion. The remains of war were used as construction materials. However, the owner of this castle lost this castle Edward IV.

King Henry Viii, Queen Elizabeth And Tudor Step In

In and around 1535, this tomb was under the possession of Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn. He had many wives and all of them stayed there. Even his last wife, Katherine Parr lived there.

This Elizabethan era tomb was handed over to Thomas Seymour by King Henry VIII’s son. Later the widowed queen married Thomas Seymour and stayed in the tomb until her death. She died while giving birth.

Elizabethan Era Tombs

Where is Queen Elizabeth I’s tomb?

Queen Elizabeth is buried in the Lady Chapel in London. Queen Elizabeth was first buried in the vault of King Henry VII, her grandfather in the Abbey. Later in 1606, her tomb was transferred into a vault and placed on top of the tomb of her sister Queen Mary’s tomb.

Queen Elizabeth, I tomb effigy

The original funeral effigy was built by John Colt but it was remade in 1760 with a head of wax and outer clothes. The original effigy still survives and is displayed separately from the new effigy.

Queen Anne tomb

Queen Anne’s tomb also lies at Westminster Abbey in London. There is no monument above her vault, which is only marked by small stones. The Abbey did purchase an effigy of hers shortly after her death. That indicates that an effigy was thought of being put but could not be put due to some reason.

It was finally put for display in 1740 with the other wax figures when a costume was made for it.

Mary, Queen of Scots tomb

Anne was buried at the South aisle of Westminster Abbey beside her husband Henry VII.

The Queens Coffin Rests In The Chapel

Katherine, after her death, was buried in the chapel. The chapter of her life was closed and she was forgotten. Her coffin was dug up by several local men months later. Some believe that there was an ivy bell inside the coffin. A crown was also found around the head of the dead queen. In the year 1816, the dead queen’s coffin was placed in a new tomb.

The Effects Of The English Civil War

This tomb of the Elizabethan era was plundered at the time of the English civil war. The valuables were stolen and whatever remained was butchered. This tomb of the Elizabethan era was again purchased by new people who renovated it. During World War II, this Elizabethan era tomb was a safe place to secure shelter from the merciless bombings.

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