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MS. Top. Glouc. d. 2

Founders' and benefectors' book of Tewkesbury Abbey, in Latin
England, Tewkesbury; 16th century, first quarter

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William, Earl of Gloucester.
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Oddo and Doddo, Dukes of Mercia.
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Hugh, Duke of the Mercians.
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Haywardus Meaw and Algeisa.
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Robert, son of Haymo and Sibilla.
Coat of arms.
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Coats of arms.
Robert Chandos, holding a model of Tewkesbury Abbey.
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Robert Consul and his wife, Matilda.
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John, son of Henry II.
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Richard De Clare I, Earl of Hertford and Gloucester.
Portrait of his son Gilbert I, Earl of Gloucester and Hertford.
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Richard De Clare II, Earl of Hertford and Gloucester.
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Gilbert II, Earl of Gloucester and Hertford.
Gilbert III, Earl of Gloucester and Hertford.
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Hugh II le Despenser, Earl of Gloucester.
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Hugh III le Despenser.
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Edward le Despenser.
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Thomas le Despenser.
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Isabella le Despenser, before image of Virgin and Child.
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Richard le Beauchamp.
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Richard de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick.
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Isabella le Despenser: a tonsured monk in a brown habit, with gold crozier over his left shoulder, handing a book back to lady in bed.
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Richard Nevill, Earl of Warwick.
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Coat of arms of Edward, son of Henry VI.
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Coat of arms of George, Duke of Clarence, and Edward, his son.
Below: three square panels with heraldic devices.
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Sixteen square heraldic panels with names of bearers.

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