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Sir Thomas Fairfax's Tomb & Memorial


His tomb in the church
a memorial in his honour


Description

The tomb and memorial to Sir Thomas Fairfax, one of the most prominent and skillful commanders of Parliamentary forces during the 1st English Civil War. He was a Yorkshireman, and is buried in his local church near York. A fine soldier, he was always for conciliation and disagreed so strongly with the execution of King Charles I he retired from military life and went back to his lands and tennants. A man who could be admired by both sides.

Location

Bilbrough Church near York, UK. July 2004

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