Early Plate Bascinet Period

Early Plate Bascinet Period is in Church Monument Periods.

On 29 Mar 1372 John Willoughby 3rd Baron Willoughby de Eresby 1323-1372 (49) died. His son Robert Willoughby 4th Baron Willoughby de Eresby 1349-1396 (23) succeeded 4th Baron Willoughby de Eresby. Margery Zouche Baroness Willoughby Eresby 1339-1391 (33) by marriage Baroness Willoughby de Eresby.
He was buried at St James' Church Spilsby. Early Plate Bascinet Period.

On 17 Aug 1390 Guy Bryan 1318-1390 (71) died. Monument to in Tewkesbury Abbey. Alabaster with, unusually, portraits rather than a generic face. Early Plate Bascinet Period.

After 1391. St Peter's Church Elford. Some discussion as to whether a monument to Thomas Arderne 1337-1391 and Catherine Stafford 1338-1392, or to his son John Arderne 1369-1408 and Margaret Pilkington 1371-1423. Early Plate Bascinet Period. Holding Hands. Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields. Chunky Lions Mane. Angels Supporting Pillow. Possibly Sutton and Prentys Sculptor.

On 23 Apr 1394 Hugh Calverley 1324-1394 (70) died. He was probably buried in St Boniface's Church Bunbury. Monument Early Plate Bascinet Period. Finely carved Calf's_Head on the breastplate representing Hugh Calveley's canting arms. Calf's Head Crest. Hip Belt. Basinet with unusual decorated Orle.

After 09 Aug 1396 Robert Willoughby 4th Baron Willoughby de Eresby 1349-1396 was buried at St James' Church Spilsby with his third wife Elizabeth Latimer 5th Baroness Latimer Corby Baroness Neville Raby Baroness Willoughby Eresby 1357-1395. Early Plate Bascinet Period. Remarkable helm on which the Baron's head rests with a Bearded Man crest. Excellent orle around the Baron's bascinet.

On 01 Sep 1414 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley 1370-1414 (44) died. His son John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley 1397-1421 (17) succeeded 7th Baron Ros Helmsley. He was buried in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford. Monument of the Early Plate Bascinet Period. The Ros Peacock Crest surmounting his Great Helm. Orle. Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields. Scabbard with IHS. Lancastrian Esses Collar. Possibly Sutton and Prentys Sculptor.

After 1419. Monument to Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419 in St Andrew's Church Wingfield. Early Plate Bascinet Period.

After 23 Mar 1421 John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley 1397-1421 was buried in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford. Early Plate Bascinet Period. The Ros Peacock Crest did surmount his Great Helm; only the feet remain. Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields. Orle with IHC NASARE Lettering. Lancastrian Esses Collar.

After 1423. St Peter's Church Elford. Monument to John Stanley 1423-1474. Early Plate Bascinet Period. Maiden's Face Buckle. Eagle and Baby Crest; the legend associated with Sir John's descent from his ancestor, Sir Thomas Latham, whose wanted his barren wife to adopt his illegitimate son so he placed the baby in a nearby eagle's nest. His wife was delighted with this 'miracle' and took the child as her own.
Historic England states ... "Knight of circa 1370, alabaster, with bogus Gothic inscription by Richardson to Sir John Stanley, died 1474".
Mark Downing, President of the Church Monuments Society states on FB ... My research concludes c.1410. On a modern alabaster tomb-chest in the north-east corner of the south aisle. Stebbing Shaw quotes the inscription and expenses by Humphrey Stanley who probably acquired the effigy from a dissolved monastic house, with the inscription added c.1540 by possibly a Burton-on-Trent workshop. Restored and re-cut by Richardson in 1848/49. He states that he renewed the eagle crest, parts of the basinet, aventail, left arm, gauntlets, grip of the dagger, rowel spurs, spur straps, first part of the inscription and tomb-chest. Inscription on the right side of the slab: Orate pro aia d’ni Joh’is Stanley milit quondam d’ni de pype clyfton caumpuyle elforde et stotfolde et hui’ Cantarie et capelle fundator’ Anno d’ni Mil’simo CCCCMO Septuagesimo quarto. It is worth commenting that the rapier sword was not introduced until the sixteenth century and that this sword was cut into the slab when the inscription was added.

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After 17 Jan 1425. Monument in Church of St Oswald Methley to Robert Waterton Constable 1360-1425 and Cecily Fleming.
York School of Carving. Crocketed arch. He in Early Plate Bascinet Period armour. Large Orle highly decorated with head resting on great helm with feathered crest. Beard with spiral twists. Collar Esses and Crowns Alternating. Misericorde. Hip Belt with decorated buckle. She wearing a squared crespine headress and small Esses_collar. Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields. Chunky Lions Mane.

On 21 Oct 1425 Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (61) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church Staindrop. His grandson Ralph Neville 2nd Earl Westmoreland 1406-1484 (19) succeeded 2nd Earl Westmoreland 1C 1397. Elizabeth Percy Countess Westmoreland 1395-1436 (30) by marriage Countess Westmoreland.
Monument to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (61) and his wives Margaret Stafford Baroness Neville Raby 1364-1396 (61) and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (46). Early Plate Bascinet Period. Orle. Man with Two Wives.

Battle of Edgecote Moor

After 24 Jul 1469. St Mary's Church Kington. Thomas Vaughan killed 24 Jul 1469 at the Battle of Edgecote Moor and wife Elena "Terrible" Gethen so called because she murdered her cousin who had murdered her brother. Alabaster. Early Plate Bascinet Period. Tassets. Believed to have been moved from the Chancel since it is decorated on all sides. Possible Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent - see the folds at the base of her dress and the possible little dog between them. Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields.

The Early Plate Bascinet Period has similarities with the preceding Camail and Jupon Period. The primary difference being the bascinet being decorated with an orle as a means of further protection.