Richard Fitzalan, 3rd Earl of Arundel (see here), born 1306,
mar 2ndly to Eleanor Plantagenet [descendant of Henry III],
Celebrity Net Worth estimates him as the 15th richest person in human history (adjusted for inflation),
he died 1376,
bur with his 2nd wife in Chichester Cathedral,
their lovely tomb inspired the poem "An Arundel Tomb" by Philip Larkin,
had issue by 2nd wife:
Philip Larkin reads his lovely poem "An Arundel Tomb" (1964).
Of the Earl and his lady holding hands: "Rigidly they persisted, linked, through lengths and breadths of time. Snow fell, undated. Light each summer thronged the grass. A bright litter of birdcalls strewed the same bone-riddled ground. And up the paths the endless altered people came, ... Now, helpless in the hollow of an unarmorial age ... above their scrap of history, only an attitude remains".
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