02 Feb 2018 – Willoughby Chapel, St James’ Church, Spilsby, Lincolnshire
Monument to John Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby Eresby and his wife Joan Roscelyn
John 2nd Baron Willoughby Eresby fought at the Battle of Crecy in 1346. Transitional armour ie between mail and plate. Interesting details at the shoulder and elbow joints. The Willoughby cross on the sword belt and shield.
Monument to Robert Willoughby 4th Baron Willoughby Eresby and his third wife Elizabeth Latimer 5th Baroness Latimer of Corby
Remarkable helm on which the Baron’s head rests. The effigy of a bearded man, possibly generic. The presence of a coronet or crown may suggest the face is that of Edward III King England in whose reign Robert died. Excellent orle around the Baron’s bascinet.
Monument to Catherine Willoughby 12th Baroness Willoughby Eresby and Richard Bertie
Catherine married, firstly, Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk, as his fifth wife, who had purchased her wardship from Henry VIII King England and Ireland following the death of her father. He, Brandon, was forty-five, she fourteen. Their two two sons, Henry and Charles, died of the sweating sickness aged sixteen and fourteen on 14 Jul 1551.
She subsequently married Richard Bertie with whom she was eventually buried.