These 38 'Transi tombs' as they are sometimes called, are Gisant (recumbant) memorials carved to look like an emaciated corpse. Originating in late 14th century France, the first monument in Engand was that of Archbishop Henry Chichele (c.1364-1443), which was constructed around 1425 (almost twenty years before his death) and is located in Canterbury Cathedral, Kent.
The English carved cadaver memorials date from between c1425 to 1558
English Carved Cadaver Memorials
Please do explore this site to find out some information on each of them and if you wish to know more, contact me
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