Memorial: M4872

Location

Collegiate church of St Peter, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England

Transcript

'RICHARDI LEVESON DE LILLESHUL IN AGRO SALOP/EQUESTRI ORDINE MILITIS ILLUSTRISSIMI/QUI UXORE DVXIT MARGARETAEM FIL CAROLI HOWARDI/COMITIS NOTINGHA THAESSIARCHAE HAERES EX TESTAMENTO/ET MASCULA,/CONSANGUINTATE PROXIMUS/RICHARDUS LEVESON BALN FIL IOH LLV DE./HAILING IN CONT CANTIL EQ FIL THOM LEV. ARMIG FIL/NIC LEV.ARM.FIAT NATV. MAIORIS IAC. LEV. DE/LILLESHUL.ARM PATRIS RIC. LEV. EQ PATR WALT. LEV EQ./PAT EIUS DE CELEBERRIM DNISUBTUS SERVIT/GRATI DUDINIS ERGO HANC STALVAM EX AERE SACRAVIT/ ANNUM AGENS UNDENIGESIMUM PRAECLARA FAMAE SPECIMA EDITIT IN MEMORANDA/ILLA CONTRA IBERUM NAVALI VICTORIA 1588/IN IPSA EXPUGNATIONE CADIZ IN EQUESTREM DIGNITATEM ASCITVS AN 1596/AD AZORES INSULAS APERTO PRAELIO CUM HISPANIS REM FAELICITER GESSIT AN 1597/CVI REDVCI CUSTODIAM FRETI BRITANICI DIVA ANGLIAE REGINA ELIZABETHA/COMISIT CONSUMISSIMO AN 1598/PRIUDENTIAM ET FORTITVDINEM EIUS IN REBUS BELLICIS ADMINSTRANDIS/AGNOVERE SUO DMNO HISPANI. ADKILSAL 1601/ET CASTLEHAVEN HIBERNIAE OPPIDA A SECEMBRI IN PORTUGALIA INGENTEM/NAVIM. SEV CARRICK AB INDIA ORIENTALI/RE DEUNTEM PRECIOSISIMUS OPIBUS ONUMSTAM MAGNO CERTAMINE DEBILLATAM UNAQ/MARCHIONIS SPINOLA HOSTIS TREMIBUS PRAEFECTI ET STRENVE PVGNANTIS/INSIGNIA GENTILITIA IN ANGLIAM ABDVXIT AN 1602/IMPERANTE AUGUSTISS IACOBO VICE PRAEFECTUS CLASSIUM TOTIUS IMPERILAUDIT AN 1603/MARISCALLUS MILITUR IN LEGATIONE QUA PAX INTER ANGLIAM ET HISPANIAM/CONCILLATUR UNDE REVERSUS 4 TO NONAS SEXTIS AN 1605 EVOTA PIE DISCESSIT LONDINI SINE/EROLE SLD NON SINE MAGNO MILITORUM LUC TO AURO DIGNUS AERE CONTENTUS.' 'Here lyeth the body of Perfection's Glorie/Fame's owne worlde wonder, and the ocean's story./The right protector, rightful scourge of wrong,/In peace a dove, in war a lyon strong,/Vertues embracer, Vices opposite,/Times chiefest ornament, true valour's Knight./The all just Heaven, regarding high deserts,/bereav'd the earth of his devine parts,/Leaving here nought of him but slimy dross/And a continual grief for such a loss.'

Details

Description: Statue in armour.
Type: Effigy
Artists: Hubert Le Sueur

Event

Spanish Armada 1588

People

Leveson, Richard
Age:
Date of Death: 1605
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Part of larger monument destroyed during Commonwealth period. DOSSIER.
Bibliography: Adam White 'A Biographical Dictionary of London Tomb Sculptors', 'The Sixty-first volume of the Walpole Society' p. 79 (1999).

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