De tombe van graaf Floris V te Alkmaar

  • E.H.P. Cordfunke

Samenvatting

The 'tomb' of count Florence V of Holland in the ‘Grote Kerk’ (St. Laurentius church) of Alkmaar has a remarkable history which can be summarized as follows. After his assassination in 1296 the body of Florence V was carried to the church of Alkmaar where it was placed in the choir, and stayed there for almost a year before it was buried in the abbey of Rijnsburg. The intestines, however, remained in the church of Alkmaar, and a donation for a memory chapel was made to commemorate the count.

When in 1414 the amount of this donation was fixed again, the place where the intestines were buried was marked by an inscription on the stone below which the intestines were buried. On this stone the coffin of the count was once placed. When the church was demolished in the period 1468-1509, the stone was saved and placed on a wooden pedestal.

This 'tomb' was placed in the choir of the (present) new church. Towards the middle of the 16th century the arms of the count were painted on the wooden panels. After a restoration during the years 1998/99, the 'tomb' has recovered its original monumental character.

Biografie auteur

E.H.P. Cordfunke
Prof. dr. E.H.P. Cordfunke verrichtte namens de Rijksdienst voor het Oudheidkundig Bodemonderzoek tot 1990 oudheidkundig bodemonderzoek in de stadskern van Alkmaar, waarover hij tal van artikelen publiceerde, onder meer 'Thirty years of archeological investigation in Alkmaar's town centre', in: ‘Berichten ROB’ 40 (1990) 333- 387. Hij publiceerde voorts artikelen en een aantal boeken op het gebied van archeologie en middeleeuwse geschiedenis, onder meer ‘Opgravingen in Egmond. De abdij van Egmond in historisch-archeologisch perspectief’ (Zutphen 1984), samen met F.W.N. Hugenholtz), ‘Gravin Petronilla van Holland. Holland in het begin van de 12de eeuw’ (Zutphen 1990), (samen met D.E.H. de Boer), ‘Graven van Holland. Portretten in woord en beeld, 880-1580’, Tezamen met D.E.H, de Boer en H. Sarfatij redigeerde hij ‘Wi Florens ... De Hollandse graaf Floris V in de samenleving van de 13de eeuw’ (Utrecht 1996) en ‘Eén graaf, drie graafschappen’ (Hilversum 2000).
Hoe te citeren
CORDFUNKE, E.H.P.. De tombe van graaf Floris V te Alkmaar. Bulletin KNOB, [S.l.], p. 68-73, juni 2000. ISSN 2589-3343. Beschikbaar op: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/knob/article/view/Cordfunke68>. Datum gebruik: 15 nov. 2018 doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/knob.99.2000.3.373.
Gepubliceerd
2000-06-01