A life size brass rubbing plaque of Sir Thomas Bullen, made from cold cast resin, dating from the 1960's/70's.
Depicted wearing the collar, mantle, garter, badge and hood of the Order of the Garter with his feet resting on a gryphon.
This is an exact replica of the brass of the tomb of Sir Thomas Bullen in St Peter’s Church, Hever.
Mounted on a wooden backboard with a plaque at the bottom with the inscription:
Sir Thomas Bullen 153AD
Hever Kent England
Knight of the Order of The Garter
Grandfather of Elizabeth I of England and
Father of Anne Boleyn Queen of Henry VIII
Brass rubbing was a very popular pastime in the 1960's and 1970's which led to many plaques slowly being worn away by the rubbing process. In many cases creating rubbings was banned and as a consequence replicas of original brass plaques became a prime source for brass rubbings.
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