Garter

Leg Garter

After 1375. Tomb of Richard Pembridge 1320-1375 in Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, Herefordshire. Camail and Jupon Period. Leg Garter.

After 1447. Monument to William Phelip 6th Baron Bardolf 1383-1441 and Joan Bardolf 6th Baroness Bardolf 1390-1447 in St Mary's Church, Dennington, Suffolk. Early Plate Period (Bascinet and Gorget) Period. Feathered Crest. Detail of the Wyvern on which her feet rest. Detail of Eagle, possibly hawk, on which his feet rest. Crespine Headress covering her hair. He wearing a bascinet with orle and IHC lettering. Both wearing a Lancastrian Esses Collar. Leg Garter below the left knee.

After 1503. Monument to John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 and Elizabeth York 1444-1503 in St Andrew's Church, Wingfield, Suffolk. Finely made Fluted Period alabaster monument. Both wearing their ducal coronets. He wearing a Leg Garter. His head resting on a great helm with Saracen's Head Crest, feet resting on a Lion.

After 1561. Memorial to Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon 1514-1561 and Catherine Pole 1511-1576 in Hasting's Chapel, St Helen's Church, Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire. Tudor Period. Leg Garter. Feet resting on Manticore. The Manticore being the badge of the Hasting's family.

After 1598. Monument to William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598. Elizabethan Period in St Martin's Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire. The emblem of the Knights of the Garter on William's left shoulder. Leg Garter.

Monument to Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 and his wife Eleanor Paston 1495-1551 in St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire. Leg Garter.

Detail of Leg Garter in St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire.

Wrist Garter

After 1475. Monument to Alice Chaucer 1404-1475 in St Mary's Church, Ewelme, Oxfordshire. Wrist Garter. The effigy was, apparently, viewed to determine how a lady should wear the garter at the re-commencement of Lady of the Garter appointments in 1901 after a gap of several hundred years. A particularly fine Cadaver underneath the chest on which Alice's effigy lies. Full-length in a shroud.