After 19 Oct 1216 John "Lackland" I King England was buried in the Chancel of Worcester Cathedral. His monument in the place of honour in the Choir in front of the High Altar. Sides decorated with the Three Lions of England. The Purbeck Marble effigy is the earliest of a King in England. Unusually carved to be life-like. Unsheathed sword at his side; his sword was found in the tomb when it was opened in 1529. His head supported by St Oswald and St Wulfstan, the two patron saints of Worcester. The base constructed in the 16th Century. The tomb was opened again on Monday 17 Jul 1797 at the instigation of Valentine Green (1739–1813). Inside the tomb chest, a stone coffin was discovered, containing the royal remains.
On 25 Apr 1502. Arthur Tudor Prince Wales was buried in the Chantry Chapel of Prince Arthur in Worcester Cathedral.
William Smyth Bishop Lincoln presided.
George Grey 2nd Earl Kent and George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford received Arthur's Coat of Arms, Richard Grey 3rd Earl Kent received Arthur's shield, John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Powis received Arthur's sword, pommel forwards. Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth carried Prince Arthur's banner.
Gerald Fitzgerald 9th Earl Kildare rode Arthur's courser as the Man at Arms, in Arthur's full armour, carrying Arthur's poleaxe, pointed down, through the Nave to the Altar where he was stripped of Arthur's clothes.
The Chapel is to the right of the High Altar in the Chancel. It is decorated with heraldic carvings symbolising the houses of York, Lancaster, Beaufort and Catherine of Aragon’s Pomegranite. His Purbeck marble tomb chest is decorated with the arms of England. Heis buried beneath the cathedral’s floor several feet away from the tomb that visitors can see.
Around 1521 Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth was buried at Worcester Cathedral.
After 1820. Monument to Charlotte Elizabeth Digby. Sculpted by Francis Leggatt Chantrey. Worcester Cathedral.
General Interior of Worcester Cathedral.