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Carved stone head at Christchurch Priory

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A carved stone head at Christchurch Priory, Christchurch, Dorset, believed to be a portrait of Countess Isabella de Fortibus.

Isabella was one of the greatest landowners in England of her day, at a time when it was unusual for women to hold such great power. Carisbrooke Castle was her main residence.

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  • Title: Carved stone head at Christchurch Priory
  • Location: Carisbrooke Castle
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Original Source: CARISBROOKE CASTLE
  • Rights: Historic England
  • Medium: Stone
  • Photographer: Mike Hesketh-Roberts

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