SK9771 : St Hugh's plinth and Burghersh tombs, Lincoln Cathedral

taken 7 years ago, near to Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

St Hugh's plinth and Burghersh tombs, Lincoln Cathedral
St Hugh's plinth and Burghersh tombs, Lincoln Cathedral
St Hugh’s Plinth

Plinth on which stood the portable shrine of St Hugh’s head (Hugh of Avalon, Procurator of the Grand Chartreuse near Genoble. Brought to England by Henry II as prior of the Carthusian monastery at Witham in Somerset. Appointed Bishop of Lincoln 1186.
Rebuilt the Cathedral Church after the earthquake of 1185. Died 1200. Canonised 1220. Translated to this shrine in 1280, which was despoiled in 1540. Simple in manner of life, fearless and upright in defence of justice and good discipline, he was among those “who spoke God’s testimonies before Kings and were not ashamed”.


Tombs of Robert & Henry Burghersh

Henry Burghersh (1292-1340) Bishop of Lincoln, chancellor of england 1328. He joined with Queen Isabella to depose King Edward II.
Robert Burghersh was Henry's father, and 1st Baron Burghersh.
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Julian P Guffogg   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 14 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 10 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Place (from Tags)
Lincoln Cathedral 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9780 7180 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.0543N 0:32.1728W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9779 7180
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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