Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Question from Stacey - Elizabeth's funeral effigy

The funeral effigy of Elizabeht in Westminster Abbey:
Is this a recreation of the effigy that was on Elizabeth's original coffin? Is it accurate as to what she really looked like when she died? Is an effigy a statue? Also, why would James I put Mary & Elizabeth together? (I apologize for asking so many questions)

Some related previous threads are linked below. - Lara

1 comment:

  1. The wax effigy in the Westminster Abbey museum is the original one that was carried on her coffin during her funeral, although it was remade in the 18th century - see here for a picture and more info:


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