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1. Could this have been made for or by Forster in or around 1572, or it likely to be early, made in preparation for his decease? (if the latter it can't really be before 1558 when he came to Cumnor)
2. The inscription is clear that Ann Forster is buried in or near it. Given the style of the thing, which I take to be more or less inconceivable in or after 1599, is it probably that the inscription which tells us about Forster (the same piece of metal in the same hand) was prepared after Forster's death but well before hers?
3. The tomb is fairly standard late-medieval type, as far as I know. Mixing up Renaissance detail with gothic is a normal mid 16th century thing, I suppose, but I would be very interested to know of any other examples of this type of gothic tombs with this sort of detailing.
4. Other examples of the pure gothic version.
It is structurally all of a piece (not adapted) and certainly made new for Forster, as his badges appear all over it.
Any help would be gratefully received and acknowledged, in an eventual publication on the medieval and Tudor Cumnor Place.
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