Forum:Medieval Life And Culture
Topic:Burials!
Want to register?
Who Can Post? Any registered users may post a reply.
About Registration You must be registered in order to post a topic or reply in this forum.
Posting Tips: You will receive a much better response to your questions if you include your age and as much detail as possible. Both of these things allows a person to give you an answer specific to your question and age group.
Your UserName:
Your Password:   Forget your password?
Message Icon:                                           
                                          
                                          
Your Reply:


*HTML is OFF
*UBB Code is ON
[IMG] UBB Code Not Allowed!

Options Show Signature: include your profile signature. Only registered users may have signatures.

If you have previously registered, but forgotten your password, click here.

*If HTML and/or UBB Code are enabled, this means you can use HTML and/or UBB Code in your message.

T O P I C     R E V I E W
deborahknowlesWould nobility/royalty be buried within castle walls or just in the chapel or somewhere else? What about war dead? I'd be much obliged...

------------------
"She was full more blissful on to see Than is the newe perejonette tree"

MerlinOnce more, I can only tell you about the situation in the holy roman empire. Most families of the higher nobilty and the royalty had a special church were they buried the dead of their families. In most cases, that church was not inside a castle. For a king or emperor, it had to be one of the most important churches available. The kings of the Salian Dynasty (11th-12th century) and some of the later german kings were buried at the dome of Speyer. Even if a king died in a battle, he was brought there afterwards.
Other nobels had built special chapels or churches in a town or an abbey to bury their dead family-members.

Here you can have a look at the plate on top of the grave of King Rudolf I. of Habsburg (1291). Its also in Speyer: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_I._(HRR)

Contact Us | Castles on the Web

Powered by: Ultimate Bulletin Board (UltimateBB), Version 5.40
© Infopop Corporation (formerly Madrona Park, Inc.), 1998-1999.



Castles on the WebHome
Castles on the WebIntroduction
Castles on the WebCastle Quest
Castles on the WebSite of the Day
Castles on the WebCastle Tours
Castles on the WebCastle Collections
Castles on the WebNew Sites
Castles on the WebPopular Sites
Castles on the WebPhoto Archive
Castles on the WebMiscellaneous
Castles on the WebCastles for Kids
Castles on the WebCastle Glossary
Castles on the WebPalaces & Homes
Castles on the WebMedieval Studies
Castles on the WebAccommodations
Castles on the WebTop Rated
Castles on the WebCastle Postcards
Castles on the WebHeraldry Links
Castles on the WebMyths & Legends
Castles on the WebOrganizations
Castles on the WebCastle Books
Castles on the WebAbbeys & Churches
Castles on the WebWeapons/Supplies
Castles on the WebRandom Site
Castles on the WebAdd A Castle Site
Castles on the WebAcknowledgements
Castles on the WebSearch Options
Castles on the WebPlease Help Us!
Castles on the WebPlease Link To Us
Castles on the WebContact Us

Castles on the Web Copyright 1995- | Privacy Policy