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Sixth Shield

Sixth Shield

Writer: Tarbotton, Marriott Ogle (1835 - 1887)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: 10358.h.14

Item number: 8

Length: 11.8

Width: 18.55

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

One of eight coats of arms carved in hard red Mansfield stone and attached to the abutments of Marriott Ogle Tarbotton's New Trent Bridge. "The shields are drawn from sketches made by Miss Hind, under the suggestion of Mr. Close - by Mr. W. O. Smith, who also carved them on the stones...They reflect the greatest credit on Mr. Smith."

The sixth shield "is the escutcheon of King Richard III. and of his wife Anne Nevill, viz., - modern France and England, quarterly, impaling quarterly, Nevill Earl of Warwick and Salisbury, Montacute, Beauchamp, and Clare.

This shield commemorates Bosworth Field, - for King Richard III., who frequently resided at the Castle, marched thence over the Old Bridge to that celebrated battle, where he lost both kingdom and life.

The shield is suspended from the ragged staff of Warwick, the family badge of King Richard's wife."

Text by Marriott Ogle Tarbotton from the book 'History of the Old Trent Bridge'

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