In Latin: Thomas Bromley, knight, remarkable for his counsel, piety and knowledge of the Law, Privy Counsellor to Queen Elizabeth, and Lord Chancellor; when he had for eight years delivered equity with singular fidelity and moderation of mind, being snatched hastily away, to the grief of all good men, was here buried. He lived 57 years, and died the 12th of April, anno 1587. He left by his Lady Elizabeth, of the family of Fortescues, eight children, Henry his son has to the best of fathers erected this monument. [Translation courtesy of Westminster Abbey website, amended.]
Year of death: 1587.
Age at death: 57 (classed as: Adult).