On this day in Tudor history, 21st August 1553, in the reign of Queen Mary I, courtier Sir Thomas Heneage died. He was buried in the chancel of the parish church at Hainton, Lincolnshire.
Heneage had served Henry VIII as groom of the stool and chief gentleman of the privy chamber, and went on to serve Edward VI as a gentleman of the privy chamber.
Here is a photo of his beautiful tomb. Heneage is depicted with his wife and daughter, and also the Heneage heraldic leopard and greyhound:
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Image: Tomb of Sir Thomas Heneage, St Mary's church, Hainton. Photo Copyright J.Hannan-Briggs and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence, https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2746531