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Northampton, United Kingdom
June 13, 2010
From journal Salisbury Highlights
July 1, 2007
From journal Historic Villages and Cathedrals of Wiltshire
by GB from Devizes
Devizes, United Kingdom
February 22, 2005
He was present at the laying of the foundation stone for the cathedral in 1220 and was the first person to be buried here in 1226. By way of marriage, he gained the title of the first Earl of Salisbury.
From journal The Scintillating Jewel in Salisbury's Crown
The figures are facing west instead of the usual east because the tomb was formerly on the opposite side of the aisle. The tomb was repainted in the original colours in 1964.
The Virgin and Child depicted above the altar were painted in Florence.
Unfortunately, many of the beautiful figures that decorated the niches were destroyed during the Reformation and have never been replaced.