This memorial was presented to the Church by Queen Victoria in memory of the Princess Elizabeth, who was the second daughter of Charles 1st. After King Charles (who was imprisoned in Carisbrooke Castle) was beheaded it is said the Princess Elizabeth died of a broken heart. She and her brother, Henry, had been captured and imprisoned in the Castle after their fathers death. Her body was laid to rest in the Chancel of Sts. Thomas. The memorial is sculpted in white marble with the Princess lying with her cheek on the Bible open at the ‘comfortable words’ of Jesus. Above hangs a grating indicating that she was a prisoner, but the bars are broken to show that the prisoner has escaped to a ‘greater rest’.
Princess Elizabeth Monument, Newport, Isle of Wight