Sir Ralph Grey

My theme this week is the magnificent tomb of Sir Ralph Grey, in the Church of St Peter at Chillingham, following on from last week’s Five Windows.

There isn’t a lot of information online about Sir Ralph Grey (1406-1443), and unusually he doesn’t seem to grace the pages of Wikipedia at all. When you get to see this wonderful tomb in person, with its magnificent alabaster figures of Sir Ralph and his wife Elizabeth, and the intricate detail of the sandstone that they rest upon, it’s all the more surprising. It is said that he was the captain of Roxburgh Castle in 1436 when the Scots laid siege to it, and you can find a little about his family online too.

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Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

If you’re reading this in the RSS feed, my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed, so for now you’ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map. Sorry.

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Sir Ralph Grey

My theme this week is the magnificent tomb of Sir Ralph Grey, in the Church of St Peter at Chillingham, following on from last week’s Five Windows.

There isn’t a lot of information online about Sir Ralph Grey (1406-1443), and unusually he doesn’t seem to grace the pages of Wikipedia at all. When you get to see this wonderful tomb in person, with its magnificent alabaster figures of Sir Ralph and his wife Elizabeth, and the intricate detail of the sandstone that they rest upon, it’s all the more surprising. It is said that he was the captain of Roxburgh Castle in 1436 when the Scots laid siege to it, and you can find a little about his family online too.

Copyright (c) Stuart Herbert. Blog | Twitter | Facebook
Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

If you’re reading this in the RSS feed, my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed, so for now you’ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map. Sorry.

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