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Lady Devorgilla (c.1210-1290) was the wife of John, 5th Baron de Balliol, and mother of the future King John I of Scotland. She is depicted clasping the embalmed heart of her husband, her 'sweetheart', the name that was later adopted for abbey that was built in his memory. In Sweetheart Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway.
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13th Century
1215 x 610 x 292mm
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