Prince Arthur's Tomb

  • 26 Oct 2021
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Prince Arthur was laid to rest on the night of April 26, 1502 in Worcester Cathedral. The legend inscribed on the four sides of his marble-topped tomb in the new Gothic style typeface used by Caxton, has no figures or abbreviations, and reads :

'Heere lyeth buried Prince Arthur the first begotten sonne of the right renowed King Henry the seaventh which noble prince departed oute of this transitory lyfe att the castle of Ludlowe in the seaventeenth yeare of his fathers rayne and in the yeers of our Lorde God one thousand fyre hundred and two'