The bones of George Duke of Clarence and Tewkesbury Abbey
The photos you'll find below were taken during a visit to the Abbey in December 2014.
Most of the stained glass of this magnificent abbey is Victorian but the Seven Chancel windows date back to 1340 and is one of the finest examples of decorated glass in the country. Meaning that these windows were already here while the Lancastrians tried to seek safety in the abbey on 4 May 1471. The terrified Lancastrian lords may even have prayed while looking upon these religious depictions of prophets, The Virgin and Kings from the Old Testament before being dragged out of hiding and taken captive, heading towards an undeniable faith...
The bones in the glass box inside the 'Clarence Vault'. Examinations in 2013 revealed that one of the skulls is likely that of George, Duke of Clarence, Edward IV's brother who was executed on the King's orders on 18 February 1478. George and his wife Isabel were buried at the Abbey.
The vault is usually closed to the public and only shown on request.