Edmund Crouchback, Westminster Abbey

Edmund Crouchback, Westminster Abbey


Westminster Abbey Tomb Edmund Crouchback

Tomb of Edmund “Crouchback”

Westminster Abbey, London

In England, like in France in the same period, much of the most individual sculptural work went into private family enterprises like tombs. The English royal family commissioned some splendid tombs, many of which still survive in Westminster Abbey. That of Edmund Crouchback (died 1296) survives virtually intact. It has a large canopy, and, like other contemporary French monuments, the sides are ornamented with family “weepers”.

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