Ewelme, OXF
[O.S. Ref: SU 647 914]
Dedication: Saint Mary the Virgin

Thomas Chaucer [1367 1434], Speaker of the House of Commons and the son of Geoffrey Chaucer and Philippa Roet, is buried in the church. So is Thomas' daughter Alice de la Pole [1404-1475], the widow of William de la Pole the 1st Duke of Suffolk [in 1450 the latter had been assassinated while crossing the Channel after being impeached by the Commons in Parliament and sent into exile by Henry VI]. Alice's elaborate alabaster 'transi' tomb consists of a canopy of panelled stone above the effigy of the Duchess lying on the tomb chest containing her remains.

Jerome K. Jerome, author of 'Three Men In A Boat', is buried in the churchyard.

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