Cavendish Monument, St. Peters, Edensor

Henry Cavendish Monument,Edensor Church

“In the chapel at the east end of the south aisle is a vast monument to the 2 sons of Bess of Hardwick, William, first earl of Devonshire, and Henry Cavendish. William died in 1626 and appears in a shroud with his face exposed. Henry, who died in 1616, is represented as a skeleton on a straw mat. Flanked by military and lordly symbols, with central inscription held by an angel with a trumpet. All capped by a large broken pediment.”


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