This is an unkown contemporary artist's rendering of Thomas Chaucer. Note
that this artist has chosen to employ the pattern from Chaucer's coat of arms
as the template for
This is a brass rubbing of the tomb portraits of Thomas Chaucer and his
wife Maud Burghersh (Ewelme Church, 1436).
It is interesting to note that (in contrast to the contemporary artist's
rendition at the very top of this page) Thomas may have preferred to use his
mother's coat of arms instead of his father's. The Roet family wheel emblem
on Thomas's actual tomb, shown above.
The Roet wheels can also be seen on the tomb effigy of Alice, Thomas Chaucer's
For more on Thomas Chaucer's use of arms, see the intriguing website maintained
by Judy Perry