A Suffolk Eye

By CroPage

2Gether 4Ever

Here Lord Bardolph and his Lady, Joan, lie in polychrome alabaster splendour in their fifteenth century chantry chapel fenced in with a wonderful fifteenth century painted wooden screen.

As they have lain together miraculously undamaged for nearly 500 years - through Reformation and Civil War and Victorian 'restoration' and just plain old age and decay.

She has a lovely painted headdress and lies with her head on a blue decorated and fringed pillow that is held in place by little angels. But I think his gilded helmet is even better.

He was the same Bardolph of Shakespeare's Henry V, and fought with the King at the Battle of Agincourt.

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