Colyton Church, Devon

Colyton Church is full of interest; well worth a visit, especially on a sunny summer’s day.

There is fine monument which, according to the plaque above the gisant, is supposed to represent Margaret daughter of William Courtenay and Catherine of York, daughter of King Edward IV, who died after swallowing a fishbone. Research suggests, however, that the monument is to Margaret Beaufort, grand-daughter of John of Gaunt, wife of Thomas Courtenay, 13th Earl of Devon.

The coats of arms being, left, Courtenay, right, Beaufort, centre, Courtenay and Beaufort impaled ie side by side.

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