Aveline, Countess of Lancaster (d. 1274)
Aveline, Countess of Lancaster (d. 1274) was a daughter of William de Forz, (titular) Count of Aumale in Normandy. She married Edmund, Earl of Lancaster (son of Henry III) in Westminster Abbey in 1269. Her tomb is on the north side of the Sanctuary (or High Altar area), near that of her husband.
Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke (d. 1324)
Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke (d. 1324) was a son of William de Valence and cousin of Edward I of England. He was often employed as an envoy to France. His second wife, Mary de Saint-Pol, who died in 1377, has a modern memorial in the north ambulatory, opposite the large tomb of her husband. Aymer has a fine effigy showing him in chain-mail with a surcoat painted with the variant of the Lusignan coat of arms.
Catherine de Valois (1401-1437)
Catherine de Valois (1401-1437) daughter of Charles VI of France and queen of Henry V of England, is buried under the altar in her husband's chantry chapel. Her life-size wooden funeral effigy can be seen in the Abbey Museum.
Sir John Chardin (d. 1713)
Sir John Chardin (d. 1713) French merchant and court jeweller to Charles II has a monument in the Nave. He is buried at Chiswick.
Pierre François le Courayer (d. 1776)
Pierre François le Courayer (d. 1776) from Rouen was buried in the South Cloister. Exiled from France he became a celebrity in London by his writings on the English Church. He has a memorial tablet on the wall of the Cloister.
Abbot Gilbert Crispin
Abbot Gilbert Crispin abbot of Westminster 1085-1117, was a Norman noble and a monk at Bec before becoming abbot of the Benedictine monastery here. His effigy of Tournai marble in the South Cloister is one of the earliest in England.
Giles Daubeney (d. 1508)
Giles Daubeney (d. 1508) Lord Lieutenant of Calais, has a large tomb in St Paul's chapel, with effigies of himself and his wife.
Louis de Duras, Earl of Feversham
Louis de Duras, Earl of Feversham, Armand de Bourbon and his sister Charlotte were moved to the Abbey from the French chapel in the Savoy in London in 1740. A very faint inscription in front of the large monument to William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, records their burials in the North Transept.
Eugene, Chevalier de Savoy
Eugene, Chevalier de Savoy, who died in 1712 aged 20, is buried in a vault at the east end of Henry VII's chapel. Nephew of the famous Prince Eugene.
France, King of:
France, King of: a 13th century carved shield with the coat of arms of France can be seen in the north choir aisle.
Mme.Hervart and her daughter Esther, Marquise de Gouvernet
Mme.Hervart and her daughter Esther, Marquise de Gouvernet were Protestant refugees. Hester Hervart died in 1697, widow of a Parisian banker. Esther (d.1722) was the widow of Charles de la Tour, Marquis de Gouvernet and her daughter, also Esther, married Lord Eland. All three ladies are buried in a vault outside St Paul's chapel.
Field Marshal John Ligonier (d. 1770)
Field Marshal John Ligonier (d. 1770) was a French refugee who served under four British sovereigns. His monument is in the North Ambulatory but he is buried at Cobham in Surrey.
Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots was married to François II of France. She was beheaded in 1587 and her body was brought from Peterborough Cathedral to the Abbey in 1612 by her son James I, who erected a large monument for her in the south aisle of Henry VII's chapel.
Antoine Philippe, Duc de Montpensier
Antoine Philippe, Duc de Montpensier, younger son of Philippe Égalité, was buried in Henry VII's chapel in 1807. He has a life-size effigy on his tomb.
Matthew Prior, a diplomat at the Court of Louis XIV, and poet, died in 1721 and was buried in Poets' Corner. Louis presented the bust of Prior by Antoine Coysevox, which is incorporated in the large monument.
Louis François Roubiliac (d. 1762)
Louis François Roubiliac (d. 1762), the eminent sculptor from Lyons, carried out several monuments in the Abbey including those to George Frederic Handel, John Duke of Argyll and Lady Elizabeth Nightingale. Other French sculptors with works in the Abbey include Hubert le Sueur and Claude David.
Charles de St Denis, Seigneur de St Evremond
Charles de St Denis, Seigneur de St Evremond French exile and poet was buried in Poets' Corner in 1703. There is a wall monument nearby.
William I (the Conqueror)
William I (the Conqueror) was crowned King of England in the Abbey on Christmas Day 1066 and all subsequent coronations have taken place here. He is buried at Caen.
William de Valence, Earl of Pembroke (d. 1296)
William de Valence, Earl of Pembroke (d. 1296) was a half-brother to Henry III of England, being the son of Hugh de Lusignan and Isabella of Angoulême. His monument in St Edmund's chapel displays the earliest examples of Limoges enamel in England.
Verdun Trophy this circular bronze plaque, with the coats of arms of Verdun and London, is fixed to the screen of St George's chapel in the nave (formerly the Warriors Chapel). It was given to the Lord Mayor of London in 1930 and he presented it to the Abbey to hang near the Unknown Warrior's grave. The inscription reads: "La Cité de Verdun à l'Armée Britannique 1914 1918".
More information on the people mentioned here can be obtained from the Abbey Library.