British (English) School
Oil painting on linen, Tabula Eliensis, English School, painted in 1596. Initially it tells the story of forty knights and gentlemen who were quartered with the monks of Ely during the reign of William the Conqueror. The roundels depict monks, knights, bishops and kings and queens from William Rufus to Elizabeth I and the lower panels show the coats of arms of Catholic families imprisoned under Elizabeth I.
Purchased by National Trust in 1992 through private treaty sale with NHMF aid
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist