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'Of suche as apperteigne to the gifte of a Prince': the architecture and fittings of Henry VII's Lad

Henry VII died before his tomb and chapel fittings were finished with his wishes only partly carried out. Christopher Wilson reveals how the chapel would have looked if all of its splendid contents had been installed.

Henry VII planned the rebuilding of the Lady Chapel and his own commemoration there, with characteristic focus and attention to detail, but whereas the architecture and sculpture were executed entirely according to plan, the king died before his tomb and the fittings of the chapel were complete, and his wishes were only partly implemented. This lecture will attempt to evoke the appearance of the chapel as it would have been if all of its splendid contents had been made and installed in accordance with the founder’s requirement.


Christopher Wilson (Emeritus P Christopher Wilson | talks


Date and Time:

27 April 2016 at 6:30 pm


1 hour



Westminster Abbey
20 Dean's Yard
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