This is the monument to Alice. She was the daughter of Sir Thomas Chaucer and grandaughter of Sir Geoffrey Chaucer, the poet. She was married twice: firstly, to Thomas Montacute, the Earl of Salisbury and, secondly, to William De La Pole, the Duke of Suffolk. Her son married Princess Elizabeth, the sister of Kings Edward IV and Richard III, and her grandchildren were recognised as heirs to the latter's throne. She lived in the (now demolished) Palace of Ewelme in the tiny village of that name in Oxfordshire and died there on 20th May 1475. The monument stands between the chancel and the lady chapel in the unassuming parish church there. It is one of the most stunning examples of medieval art that you will see anywhere in the World.
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