Object - Chapter House Window W4-L2
This is the eighth window from the left. According to information on some wooden "bats" provided by the cathedral, the scenes and shields depicted are (from top to bottom):
- Queen Catherine / King Henry V
- Trial of Knights Templar in the Chapter House
- Queen Elizabeth / King Edward IV
- Burial of Queen Eleanor's Heart
- Bishop Richard Fleming (1420)
- Edward II holds parliament in Chapter House
- Augustus Sutton
The following information appears on wooden "bat" in the Chapter House, explaining the organisation of the Heraldry in the windows.
Heraldry Chapter House Windows The scenes of various important incidents in the history of the Cathedral are interspersed with coats-of-arms. These shields are read from top to bottom, window by window, light by light. The pattern is similar in each light: a. Royal coat-of-arms b. A scene c. Royal coat-of-arms d. A scene e. Coat-of-arms of selected bishops of Lincoln, in chronological order, roughly within the era of their bishopric f. A scene g. Coat-of-arms associated with the person the window honours Although pattern of each window is stanardised, the lights of windows 1--5 differ from 6--9 in that the sequence of the succession of the monarchs varies:- Windows 1--5 L1 L2 a -> a / v c -> c Windows 6--9 L1 L2 a a | ^ | v / v c c The Royal Arms cover every sovereign from King William I to King William IV but, in general they are arms of that sovereign's spouse, thus avoiding repetition of the same shield, e.g. William I, William II, and Henry I all used the same arms. By impaling the arms of the monarch with those of the spouse the identify of the monarch is beyond doubt.
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The following heraldic items are part of this object: