12 Dec 2017 - St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Lincolnshire

Monument to Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland and his wife Eleanor Paston 1st Countess Rutland

St Mary the Virgin, Bottesford, half church, half mausoleum to the Barons Ros and the Earls of Rutland. The entire chancel is filled with monuments that cover a period of nearly four centuries starting with Robert Ros, died 1285, considered by some to be the 1st Baron Ros, to John Manners 8th Earl Rutland, died 1679.

He depicted wearing his Knight of the Gater robes over full plate armour, wearing his now damaged coronet of an Earl, head resting on a tournament helmet complete the Manner's Peacock Crest and a cap of maintenance.

The tomb was created by Richard Parker of Burton on Trent.

Detail showing the Earl's Leg Garter.

Monument to Henry Manners 2nd Earl Rutland and his wife Margaret Neville

Middle Tudor Period

Both alabaster effigies appear to have originally had a coronet of an Earl that has since been damaged. His head on a tournament helm, hers on a scroll. He holding a prayer book, she, possibly, a book of hours. An alter table tomb with scultures of the children on the top. His left leg has the garter of a Knight of the Garter.

Henry's tenure as Earl spanned the reigns of Henry VIII King England and Ireland and his three children: Edward VI King England and Ireland, Mary I Queen England and Ireland, and Elizabeth I Queen England and Ireland.

Detail showing the Earl's garter below the knee on the left leg

Monument to John Manners 4th Earl Rutland and his wife Elizabeth Charlton

Scultped by Gerard Johanssen.

William 6th Baron Ros Helmsley

Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period

Wearing conical bascinet helmet with jewelled margin, his head rests on a tournament helm with the Manner's Peacock Crest. Lancastrian SS Collar.

John 7th Baron Ros Helmsley

Early Plate Period (Bascinet) Period

Wearing conical bascinet helmet with jewelled margin, his head rests on a tournament helm with the Manner's Peacock Crest (now missing; the feet are remaining). Arse Girdle.