Lionel of Antwerp, duke of Clarence
Born: 29 Nov, 1338
Died: 17 Oct, 1368
Location in the Abbey: South amulatory, shrine
Type of memorial: Statue
Type of material: Bronze

A small gilt bronze statuette (or weeper) of Lionel, Duke of Clarence, can be seen on the tomb of his father Edward III in Westminster Abbey. His enamelled shield is shown below. Originally there were twelve statuettes of sons and daughters of Edward but only six now remain on the south side of the tomb. His mother Philippa of Hainault has a tomb next to Edward III. Lionel was born in Antwerp on 29 November 1338 while his parents were residing there at the beginning of the Hundred Years War. At the Tower of London in 1342 he married Elizabeth de Burgh. Their daughter Philippa married Edward Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March.  He was Regent of England during his father's absence abroad and went with him to Calais later. The King appointed him to the Order of the Garter and in 1362 he was created Duke of Clarence. His second marriage was in Milan to Violante Visconti. He died in Italy on 17 October 1368 and was buried there until his body was later returned to England for burial with his first wife at Clare Priory in Suffolk.

A photo of the statuette can be purchased from Westminster Abbey Library.

The other children with surviving statuettes are Edward the "Black" Prince, Joan of the Tower, Edmund Duke of York, Mary of Brittany and William of Hatfield.

William of Windsor and Blanche of the Tower have a small tomb in St Edmund's chapel with alabaster effigies.

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