|This was in England in my brass rubbing days. Inside English churches a monumental brass is placed over the grave with a likeness of the knight or wealthy merchant dating back to the 12th century. A large sheet of paper is put over the brass, rubbing with heel ball makes an image, gold on black looks the best. The really important people are buried inside the church in the floors, the rest of us are buried out here. |
please visit Sir Roger de Trumpington in Cambridge, he was my favorite, it only cost a fiver £ donation to the church. Most brasses are in the aisles with a throw rug over them.
In 1270, he accompanied Prince Edward, Henry III's heir, on the seventh Crusade to free the Holy Land, eight years later the prince, now King Edward I, drew up a list of 38 knights to take part in a tournament at Windsor Park, Sir Roger de Trumpington was a participant.