The Beauchamp Chapel

If Medieval tombs and effigies aren’t your thing, then the rest of this post probably isn’t for you……;0).

The Beauchamp Chapel (more formerly known as the Chapel of Our Lady) was built in the 15th Century to house the tomb of Richard Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick (1382-1489) one of the most powerful political and military figures of his age. It is considered to be one of the finest examples of a Medieval chapel in England. Richard’s tomb can be seen in shots 7, 8 & 9 below.

From a photography perspective, the tomb I like the most (mainly because of the beautiful way in which the light fell upon its surface) is that of Ambrose Dudley, 3rd Earl of Warwick (1530-1590) and elder brother of Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester and favourite of Queen Elizabeth I. Ambrose’s tomb can be seen in shots 2 to 6 above. The chapel as a whole is covered in shots 1 and 2.

© Mark Simms Photography (2014)

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8 Responses to “The Beauchamp Chapel”

  1. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    Excellent detail of the Chapel, Mark.
    Church interiors are not always easy to photograph – but you’ve done very well. You must have been there at just the right time of day to get the best light.

    Reply
  2. Noeline Smith

    A lovely collection Mike. As has been said before – great light. I like the way you’ve used the shadows playing on the different surfaces.

    Reply

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