Early Medieval Period

Early Medieval Period is in Church Monument Periods.

Early Medieval Period monument to Sir John de Thornhill c.1260-1322. The face appears to have been replaced at sometime. Church of St Michael and All Angels Thornhill

Before 1260 . The Early Medieval Period Period describes knights wearing a single piece of Chain Mail that covered the head, torso, arms and legs to the knees. Commonly associated with Crusader knights. There are theories crossed-legs mean the knight had been on Crusade, the number of times described by whether the legs are crossed at the ankles, the calves or the knees. None of these theories appear consistent with the extant examples. There are further theories about whether the meaning of Crossed Legs being crossed Right Leg over Left or vice-verse. These, also, do not appear consistent with extant examples.

Seventh Crusade

After 1262. St Mary's Church Boyton. Monument to Alexander Giffard -1262. Believed to represent Alexander Giffard; possibly his father Hugh Giffard 1195-1246. Early Medieval Period effigy. Alexander fought on the Seventh Crusade and may possibly have died at the Battle of Mansoura in 1250. The effigy notable for the Otter at his feet, biting his sword, and for the Giffard on the shield with a label five points indicating the son, possibly grandson, of the current owner of the arms. Right Leg over Left.

After 17 Jun 1282 William "The Younger" Valence -1282 was buried at Dorchester Abbey. His. Monument Early Medieval Period with Right Leg over Left. A particularly fine effigy with some remnants of its original colouring.

Monument to an unknown knight. Early Medieval Period. Church of St Mary Magdalen Castle Ashby.

Around 1300. Salisbury Cathedral. Monument to Unknown Knight. Early Medieval Period. Right Leg over Left.

Around 1325. Monument to an unknown member of the de Vere Family in St Michael & All Angels Church Great Tew notable for the armour having Aillettes. Right Leg over Left. Early Medieval Period.

After 1338. Howden Minster. Monument to Peter Saltmarsh 1280-1338. Early Medieval Period. Right Leg over Left.

After 09 Jun 1360 Gerard Lisle 1st Baron Lisle 1304-1360 was buried at St Michael's Church Stowe Nine Churches. Early Medieval Period. Right Leg over Left.

After 1366. Church of St Helen and the Holy Cross Sheriff Hutton. Monument to Edmund Thweng -1366. Early Medieval Period. Right Leg over Left.

Before 1400. St Barnabas Church Stock Gaylard. Effigy of Ingelramus de Waleys. Early Medieval Period. When the tomb was opened a chamber measuring 4' x 1'6 by 1' was found beneath the effigy. The chamber contained a dismembered skeleton and fragments of red leather believed to be the bag in which Ingelramus' bones were brought back from the Holy Land for burial. Right Leg over Left.

Effigy of an Unknown Knight in St Dubricius Church Porlock. Early Medieval Period. Right Leg over Left.