Excerpt from The History and Topography of the County of Essex, Comprising Its Ancient and Modern History, Vol. 2: A General View of Its Physical Character, Productions, Agricultural Condition, Statistics &C. &C In the library room there is an ancient sculptured stone chimney - piece of con siderable interest, from its subject and execution. It represents, in bold relief, the memorable battle of Bosworth Field, between Richard the third and the earl of Richmond, and contains twenty-four figures on horseback, with the king lying pros trate under his own charger. Most of the personages introduced are known by the armorial bearings on their shields. Among others are the duke of Norfolk, the earls of Surrey and Northumberland, sir Simon Digby, sir Walter Blount, sir William Herbert, lord Stanley, sir George Stanley, sir William Brandon, lord Edward Stafford, sir Gilbert Talbot, sir R. Ratclifi'e, sir J. Tyrell, Edward lord Lovell, and the earl of Oxford. At the extremities of the chimney-piece there are small statues of Henry the seventh and his queen, exactly resembling those on the monu ment at Westminster Abbey. The exact date of this sculpture is not known, but it is of indisputable antiquity, having been removed from Bois Hall in the year 1687 and one of the earls of Oxford, the proprietors of that place, was a partisan of the earl of Richmond.
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