Sinclair de la Behottiere, Normandy
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William Longsword

Enclosed are three photos taken for uncopywrited material I got at Notre Dame de Rouen.

1 An Effigy of William the Long Sword, 14th century. This is the original; it was not destroyed by bombing in WWII. It was originally decorated with polycrome, which since has faded. By the time of the 14th century the funeral art had evolved, so unlike the Rollo effigy this one shows the age of William by the creases in his face. This Duke wanted to end his life as a monk in the Abby of Jumieges.

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