Memorial: M4872

Memorial at St Peter’s Church, Wolverhampton commemorating Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Leveson d. 1605

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

Event Date

1588

Event Category

1584-1604 Conflict between England and Spain

People

Leveson, Richard
Age:
Date of Death: 2/8/1605
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Vice Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

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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