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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Worcester
Town
Worcester
County
Hereford And Worcester
Country
England
Commemoration
English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
52088
Current location

In the North East Aisle opposite the quire pulpit
Worcester Cathedral
College Green
Worcester
Worcester
Hereford And Worcester
WR1 2LH
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 850 546
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
ORNATE BRONZE PLAQUE DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS. THE TOP MIDDLE SECTION HAS A RELIEF BUST PORTRAIT OF THE DUKE OF HAMILTON WITH THE INSCRIPTION IN THE SECTION BELOW. STYLISED ARCHES CARVED IN THE OUTER SECTION OF THE PLAQUE. FLORAL AND FOLIATE PATTERN CARVED AT THE TOP OF THE PLAQUE. PORTRAIT OF THE DUKE OF HAMILTON HAS A WREATH CAST IN RELIEF AROUND IT.
Inscription
IN THE SACRARIUM OF THIS CATHEDRAL RESTS/ THE BODY OF WILLIAM, SECOND DUKE OF/ HAMILTON, CASTLE HERALD, MARQUESS OF DOUGLAS AND CLYDESDALE, EARL OF ANGUS ARRAN, AND LANARK, BARON OF AVEN, POLMONT MACHANSHIRE, INNERDALE, ABERNETHY AND JEDBURGH FOREST; ONE OF HIS MAJESTY'S MOST/ HONOURABLE PRIVY COUNCIL AND KNIGHT OF THE/ MOST NOBLE ORDER OF THE GARTER; BORN DEC/ 14TH 1616, DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED AT THE/ BATTLE OF WORCESTER, SEPTEMBER 12TH 1651/ IN THE 35TH YEAR OF HIS AGE./ THIS BRONZE HAS BEEN ERECTED TO PERPETUATE/ THE MEMORY OF A ZEALOUS PATRIOT AND A NOBLE/ EXAMPLE OF VALOUR AND WISDOM, WHO TOOK AN/ IMPORTANT PART IN THE CIVIL WAR OF 1651, AND WAS/ MORTALLY WOUNDED AT THE BATTLE OF WORCESTER/ WHILE LEADING THE FINAL CHARGE. HE DIED AT/ THE COMMANDERY IN THIS CITY, AND WAS INTERRED/ BEFORE THE HIGH ALTAR OF THIS CATHEDRAL IN/ A SPACE INDICATED BY A FLOOR-BRASS WITHIN THE/ ENCLOSURE OF THE SANCTUARY.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Duke Of Hamilton, William
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Commemorations
  • English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, date of death, place of death, forename, place of burial, manner of death, age, additional, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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