Two Women and their Monumental Brass, c. 1480
By Judith M. Bennett
Journal of the British Archaeological Association, Vol. 161 (2008)
Abstract: In the late 15th century, a monumental brass was laid in the church at Etchingham (East Sussex) to the memory of two never-married women, Elizabeth Etchingham, who died in 1452, and Agnes Oxenbridge, who died in 1480. This article investigates the possible social meanings of their brass, with a particular eye to Alan Bray’s recent interpretations of other funeral monuments dedicated to same-sex couples.