19 Nov 2018 - St Mary's Church, Boyton, Wiltshire

After 1262. St Mary's Church, Boyton, Wiltshire. Monument to Alexander Giffard -1262. Believed to represent Alexander Giffard; possibly his father Hugh Giffard 1195-1246. Early Medieval effigy. Alexander fought on the seventh crusade and may possibly have died at the Battle of Mansoura in 1250. The effigy notable for the Otter at his feet, biting his sword, and for the arms on the shield being those of Giffard: Gules background, Argent differenced with a label five points across the chief indicating the son, possibly grandson, of the current owner of the arms.

St Mary's Church, Boyton, Wiltshire.