Inscription on a 15th century brass funerary memorial from Harpham, Yorkshire.
That's it! That's the lot. If you have deciphered that, you have the general formula for many funerary monuments. You are now qualified to creep around the dark corners of spooky old churches decoding these fascinating relics of who died and when in the later middle ages. Happy hunting!

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Medieval Writing
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