Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire

William “The Younger” Valence

Dorchester Abbey in Oxfordshire worth visiting both for the architecture and the two gisants: William “The Younger” Valence and Hugh Segrave (probably).

William “The Younger” Valence was the half-nephew of Henry of Winchester III King England. Henry’s mother Isabella Angouleme, Queen Consort England, wife of John “Lackland” I King England, was also the mother of William Valence’s father, also, William, 1st Earl of Pembroke.

 

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William “The Younger” Valence

 

William was killed at the Battle of Llandeilo Fawr returning after being ambushed by the Welsh after having taken Carreg Cennen Castle.

A very fine gisant, c 1282, notable for the finely detailed chain mail, the crossed legs, possible signifying a crusader, and the hand holding the sword. Some of the original colouring remains.

The other gisant, less fine, c 1387, is believed to be Hugh 2nd Baron Segrave

 

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Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire

 

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