William Prude (d. 1632)

Prude was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the army and fought a campaign in Belgium dying at the siege of Maastricht in July, 1632. His funeral sermon at Canterbury is said to have praised his exemplary Protestant military career. He is depicted kneeling on a cushion wearing his armour within a trompe-l’oeil archway flanked by two militant figures. Much of this Jacobean monument can be seen to be made from alabaster and some of the painted stonework is also likely to be of the same material. The whole composition stands on a plinth of Caen Stone. The inscribed panel appears to be painted black and is not of marble.