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Master Richard and Lady Margaret Tudor

  Master Richard and Lady Margaret Tudor

Photo © Martin Crampin

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perhaps 1920s

Two-light window with full length figures. Master Richard is depicted in a black hooded surplice on the beach, with a view of the interior of the church prior to restoration. Margaret Tudor is shown above a panel showing a contemporary woman knitting by the fire in her home.

firm/studio: Burlison & Grylls

Church of St James, Manorbier, Pembrokeshire
west wall of the north aisle

The attribution is from a descendent of the Parcell family, kindly provided by Gerald Codd. There are some similarities to the west window in the church, also attributed to Burlison & Grylls, although the window is not typical of their style around this date. The idea for the design of the window was probably from the Revd Norman Parcell.

Text below: 'He shall give his people the blessing of peace.'

Master Richards was the first recorded rector of Manorbier in 1251. Margaret Tudor, or Margaret Beaufort as she was usually known, is likened to Dorcas with the addition of the text 'A woman full of good works & almsdeeds which she did' (Acts 9:36). Her depiction recalls her effigy of 1513 by Torrigiano in Westminster Abbey. Her dates (1441-1516) are incorrect, as she was born in 1443 and died in 1509, shortly after the death of her son Henry VII.

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 21-03-2014


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Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Pembrokeshire (New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2004), p. 275.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2014. (accessed 25 August 2019)


  Master Richard and Lady Margaret Tudor

Photo © Martin Crampin

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