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In Loving Memory

Ishbel Beatty lakes us through some Cambridgeshire Epitaphs




That last was an almost modern date: let us go back a few centuries, and consider a quite different style of memorial. There are very few- brasses remaining at this end of the county, - the Puritan destroyers of images did their work too well. But East Hatley had in its church for several hundreds of years the remains of a once elaborate brass in remembrance of JOHN and CATHERINE DOCWRA. John died in 1495. and when erecting this tribute in the fashion of the time, Catherine included herself, though she re­married and lived for many years after. This brass is today incomplete, but Catherine's image can still be seen, now in the church at Hatley St. George.