What once was Cromwell's Tomb in Westminster Abbey - Cromwell had ruled in such grandeur,there was uncertainty about whether he would be a new 'Moses or new monarch'. Many speculated he would soon be crowned king,but he died of malarial fever in September 1658 aged 59 and was interred in the Abbey in a fine ceremony modelled on the funeral of James I.He was buried in the same vault as his son-in-law,Henry Ireton,a signer of the death warrant of Charles I.
William Ewart Gladstone - British Liberal politician. In a career lasting over sixty years, he served as Prime Minister four separate times (1868–74, 1880–85, February–July 1886 and 1892–94), more than any other person. Gladstone was also Britain's oldest Prime Minister, 84 when he resigned for the last time. He had also served as Chancellor of the Exchequer four times.
Former burial place of Mary, Queen of Scots, in Peterborough Cathedral. After her execution at Fotheringay Castle, in accordance with a warrant signed by Queen Elizabeth I, Mary was interred here in 1587. In 1612, she was exhumed and re-buried at Westminster Abbey on the orders of her son, King James I of England/ VI of Scotland. Mary now lies on the opposite side of the nave to her cousin Elizabeth I; both are conveniently out of sight of one another.
Lady Frances Brandon’s tomb in Westminster Abbey Lady Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk (lived 16 July 1517 – 20 November 1559) The daughter of Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk. In 1533, she was married to Henry Grey, Marquess of Dorset. Lady Jane Grey was one of her children. Lady Frances died on 20 November 1559 during the early years of the reign of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. Her remains were then buried at Westminster Abbey.
Westminster Abbey. Edward the Confessor (1066), Henry III (1272), Edward I (1307), Edward III (1377), Richard II (1400), Henry V (1422), Henry VII (1509), Edward VI (1553), Mary I (1558), Elizabeth I (1603), James I (1625), Charles II (1685), Mary II (1694), William III (1702), Anne (1714), George II (1760). The most common burial place for British monarchs for around 700 years,also contains the remains of Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Darwin, David Livingstone, Isaac Newton and William Gladstone.
Westminster Abbey, London. Interior. King Henry VIII's coronation and burial site. Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn were the only two wives of King Henry VIII to have a coronation and it took place at Westminster. Two of his other wives, Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves, along with many other royals are buried here.
Westminister Abbey located near the Houses of Parliament in London, England is more a historical site than a religious site. The abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The present church begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country. The abbey serves as the burial ground for numerous politicians, sovereigns and artists. Approximately 3300 people are buried there.
Plaque by the tomb of Mary and Elizabeth in Westminster. It reads: "Partners both in throne and grave, here rests we two sisters in hope of one resurrection". Elizabeth gave Mary a royal funeral and interred her in the chapel their Grandfather Henry VII had built in the Abbey, where they are now buried together.