Effigy of King Henry III of England

Effigy of King Henry III of England

Purchased from Titus Giuseppe Formilli in 1912 for £30

Original:

Effigy of King Henry III of England (1206-72)
William Torel (fl. 1291; d. 1303)
About 1292
Gilt bronze
Confessor's Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, England

The inscription in embossed Lombardic letters around the edge of the tomb slab reads: Ici gist henri jadis rey de engletere seygnur de hirlaunde educ de aquitayne lefiz lirey johan jadis rey de engletere akideu face merci amen. (Here lies Henry, formerly King of England, ruler of Ireland and Duke of Aquitaine, the son of King John, formerly King of England; God have mercy on him, Amen).