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Memorial to Sir Edward Harwood

Sir Edward Harwood died at the siege of Maastricht in 1632

Memorial on the east wall within the Cloister Church at the Hague, where Sir Edward has been buried.

The original text is in Latin, the monument has been erected in 1636 by Sir Henry Herbert and Nicholas Byron

English translation by David Trim

Thou that lookes on mayest be a stranger!
Here is buried
Whatever was perishable
of the soldier
Sir Edward Harewood,
an Englishman,
A Knight, deriving his origin from Norfolk,
who
under very powerful generals, as a common soldier,
At the siege of Bommel (1599) first saw service,
And was made Ensign at Ostend (1602);
At the storming of the Rhinberg (1606)
He became Lieutenant:
after that,
Of the Regiment of English commanded by the Illustrious Sir Robert Sidney
Viscount de Lisle,
He was made Lieutenant-Colonel.
In Fine
After serving 33 years
At the siege of Maastricht
He was pierced through by three successive bullets,
and died whilst in the discharge of his duty.
That part of him which was
Imperishable (that he was a man brave as well as good,
Most devoted to his God and Country)
Is handed down to the recollection
and for the example of posterity,
by Henry Herbert and Nicholas Byron,
Both Knights
The former Colonel,
and the latter Captain in the English Army.
A. D. 1636.


 

Last Modified: 22-2-2012 23:29