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Famous Tombs>Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine, their son Richard the Lionheart and Isabella d'Angouleme

Famous Tombs>Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine, their son Richard the Lionheart and Isabella d'Angouleme

Gwenllian Princess of Wales~ Gwenllian was only a few months old when her father, Llywelyn the Last, was killed near Irfon Bridge on 11 December 1282. Her mother, Llywelyn's cousin, Eleanor de Montfort, died while giving birth to her in the palace of Pen-y-Bryn, in Abergwyngregyn near Bangor, Gwynedd on 12 June 1282.

Gwenllian Princess of Wales~ Gwenllian was only a few months old when her father, Llywelyn the Last, was killed near Irfon Bridge on 11 December 1282. Her mother, Llywelyn's cousin, Eleanor de Montfort, died while giving birth to her in the palace of Pen-y-Bryn, in Abergwyngregyn near Bangor, Gwynedd on 12 June 1282.

Skeletons found in situ in a Roman house in Kourion, Cyprus, by David and Noelle Soren in the mid-1980s include a family killed in the earthquake that struck in 365 A.D. The mother cradles an infant in her arms as the the father tries to protect them both from the falling debris.

Skeletons found in situ in a Roman house in Kourion, Cyprus, by David and Noelle Soren in the mid-1980s include a family killed in the earthquake that struck in 365 A.D. The mother cradles an infant in her arms as the the father tries to protect them both from the falling debris.

Gravestone of William the Conqueror in St Stephen’s Monastery in Caen. He became so fat in his later years, and bloated further after death so he exploded when they tried to cram him into his casket.

Gravestone of William the Conqueror in St Stephen’s Monastery in Caen. He became so fat in his later years, and bloated further after death so he exploded when they tried to cram him into his casket.

The West Kennet Long Barrow is a Neolithic tomb dating back to 3650 BC and is thus the oldest building in England. The inside tunnels were used as pagan burial chambers and are built from Saracen rock as seen on the exterior.

The West Kennet Long Barrow is a Neolithic tomb dating back to 3650 BC and is thus the oldest building in England. The inside tunnels were used as pagan burial chambers and are built from Saracen rock as seen on the exterior.

Robert "Rob Roy" McGregor, wife Helen Mary and sons; Robert and Coll. Balquhidder Church Cemetery, Balquhidder, Sterling, Scotland

Robert "Rob Roy" McGregor, wife Helen Mary and sons; Robert and Coll. Balquhidder Church Cemetery, Balquhidder, Sterling, Scotland

Warrior: The bones of a medieval knight have been discovered under an old city car park in Edinburgh

Warrior: The bones of a medieval knight have been discovered under an old city car park in Edinburgh

Early Medieval Grave, Barevan Chapel, Cawdor district, Scotland. There is a question as to whether or not the round stone was placed because it was believed to be a witches grave.

Early Medieval Grave, Barevan Chapel, Cawdor district, Scotland. There is a question as to whether or not the round stone was placed because it was believed to be a witches grave.

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