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St George's Chapel, Windsor

St. George's Chapel is located in the lower ward of Windsor Castle, one of the principal residences of Queen Elizabeth II. Image File history File linksMetadata St_Georges_Chapel,_Windsor. ... Image File history File linksMetadata St_Georges_Chapel,_Windsor. ... An early 18th century view of Windsor Castle by Kip and Knyff. ... Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor), born 21 April 1926, is the Queen regnant of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and...


Originally the Chapel of St. Edward the Confessor, built in the early 13th Century by Henry III of England, it was attached to the second of two collegiate churches founded by Edward III on 6 August 1348, and rededicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Edward the Confessor and St. George. (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... Henry III (October 1, 1207 – November 16, 1272) is one of the least-known British monarchs, considering the great length of his reign. ... A collegiate church was a church served and administered by a body of canons or prebendaries, similar to a cathedral, although they were not the seat of a bishop. ... Edward III (13 November 1312 – 21 June 1377) was one of the most successful English kings of medieval times. ... August 6 is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (219th in leap years), with 147 days remaining. ... Events April 7 - Charles University is founded in Prague. ... Blessed Virgin Mary A traditional Catholic picture sometimes displayed in homes. ... Edward the Confessor or Eadweard III (c. ... For alternate uses, see Saint George (disambiguation) Saint George on horseback rides alongside a wounded dragon being led by a princess, late 19th century engraving. ...


It became the motherchurch of the Order of the Garter, and a special service is still held in June of each year attended by the Queen and the members of the order, whose heraldic banners hang above the upper stalls of the choir where they have a seat for life. A motherchurch or mother church in Christianity is used in three forms. ... A garter is one of the Orders most recognisable insignia. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


The chapel today is a result of spectacular expansion in the Perpendicular Gothic style, begun in 1475 during the reign of Edward IV. During the reign of Henry VII, much of the original chapel of St. George was pulled down to make way for the Lady Chapel, which he then abandoned in favour of building it at Westminster Abbey instead. Although others continued work on the chapel at Windsor, it was not vaulted and furnished until Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom oversaw refurbishment of the chapel in the 19th Century. See also Gothic art. ... Events August 29 - Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between France and England. ... Edward IV (April 28, 1442 – April 9, 1483) was King of England from March 4, 1461 to April 9, 1483, with a break of a few months in the period 1470-1471. ... Henry VII (January 28, 1457 – April 21, 1509), King of England, Lord of Ireland (August 22, 1485 – April 21, 1509), was the founder of the Tudor dynasty. ... The Henry VII Lady Chapel is a large chapel at the far eastern end of Westminster Abbey. ... The Abbeys western facade The Collegiate Church of St John, Westminster, which is almost always referred to as Westminster Abbey, is a mainly Gothic church, on the scale of a cathedral, in Westminster, London, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. ... Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and Empress of India from 1 January 1877 until her death. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It remains a Royal Peculiar, existing outside the usual hierarchy of the Church of England and responsible directly to the Queen. A Royal Peculiar is a place of worship that falls directly under the jurisdiction of the British monarch, rather than a diocese. ... The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ...

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Marriages

It has been the site of many royal marriages, particularly of the children of Queen Victoria. These marriages include:

Edward VII (Albert Edward) (9 November 1841–6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India. ... This page is about the wife of Edward VII of the United Kingdom. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in Leap years). ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (22 January 1831 - 28 October 1917) was a minor German prince who became a member of the British Royal Family through his marriage to Princess Helena (25 May 1846 - 9 June 1923), the third daughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and... Her Royal Highness The Princess Helena, (Helena Augusta Victoria), (25 May 1846 - 9 June 1923), was a member of the British Royal Family, the fifth-born child and the third daughter of Queen Victoria. ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ... John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, usually better known by his courtesy title of Marquess of Lorne, by which he was known before 1900 (August 6, 1845 - May 2, 1914) was Governor General of Canada. ... Her Royal Highness The Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, (Louise Caroline Alberta), (18 March 1848 - 3 December 1939) was a member of the British Royal Family and Canadian Vice Regal Consort, the sixth child and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Dated October 30th, 1869, by Notman His Royal Highness The Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (Arthur William Patrick Albert) (1 May 1850 - 16 January 1942) was a member of the British Royal Family, a son of Queen Victoria. ... Princess Louise Marguerite of Prussia, later the Duchess of Connaught (25 July 1860 - 14 July 1917) was the wife of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, the third son and seventh child of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... His Royal Highness The Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (Leopold George Duncan Albert) (7 April 1853 - 28 March 1884), was a member of the British Royal Family, a son of Queen Victoria. ... Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Albany (née Her Serene Highness Princess Helene Friederike Auguste of Waldeck and Pyrmont) (17 February 1861 - 1 September 1922) was the daughter of George Victor of Waldeck-Pyrmont (1831-1893) and his wife Helene Wilhelmine of Nassau-Weilburg (1831-1888) She was born in... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... 1882 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, KCVO (Edward Antony Richard Louis Mountbatten-Windsor), styled HRH The Earl of Wessex (born March 10, 1964), is a member of the British Royal Family, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II. He has held the title of Earl of Wessex since 1999. ... HRH The Countess of Wessex Her Royal Highness The Princess Edward, Countess of Wessex (Sophie Helen Mountbatten-Windsor, née Rhys-Jones), styled HRH The Countess of Wessex (born January 20, 1965), is a member of the British Royal Family, the wife of HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

Marriage Blessings

The Prince of Wales His Royal Highness The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales (born 14 November 1948), is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. ... HRH The Duchess of Cornwall The Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla Rosemary Mountbatten-Windsor, formerly Parker Bowles, née Shand) (born 17 July 1947) is a member of the British Royal Family. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Burials

It has also been the scene of many royal funerals and interrments —the final resting place of many royals. These include:


Altar

Henry VI (December 6, 1421 – May 21/22, 1471) was King of England from 1422 to 1461 (though with a Regent until 1437) and then from 1470 to 1471. ... // Events August 5-7 - First outbreak of sweating sickness in England begins August 22 - Battle of Bosworth Field is fought between the armies of King Richard III of England and rival claimant to the throne of England Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond. ... Edward IV (April 28, 1442 – April 9, 1483) was King of England from March 4, 1461 to April 9, 1483, with a break of a few months in the period 1470-1471. ... Events The São Tomé settlement is founded. ... Elizabeth Woodville or Wydville (c. ... June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... Events January 2 - Boabdil, the last Moorish King of Granada, surrenders his city to the army of Ferdinand and Isabella after a lengthy siege. ... Edward VII (Albert Edward) (9 November 1841–6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India. ... 20 May is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (141st in leap years). ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... This page is about the wife of Edward VII of the United Kingdom. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Choir

Jane Seymour was strict and formal compared to her flamboyant predecessor, Anne Boleyn. ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... Events January 6 - Alessandro de Medici assassinated August 25 - The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, was formed. ... Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) from 22 April 1509 until his death. ... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events January 16 - Grand Duke Ivan IV of Muscovy becomes the first Tsar of Russia. ... Charles I (19 November 1600–30 January 1649) was King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 27 March 1625, until his execution. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... // Events January 30 - King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland is beheaded. ...

Royal Vault

George III (George William Frederick) (June 4, 1738 – January 29, 1820) was King of Great Britain, and King of Ireland from October 25, 1760 until January 1, 1801, and thereafter King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... George IV (George Augustus Frederick) (12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 29 January 1820. ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... William IV (William Henry) (21 August 1765 – 20 June 1837) was King of the United Kingdom and of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death. ... 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... His Royal Highness The Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (Leopold George Duncan Albert) (7 April 1853 - 28 March 1884), was a member of the British Royal Family, a son of Queen Victoria. ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (Albert Victor Christian Edward) (January 8, 1864 – January 14, 1892) was a member of the British Royal Family, as the eldest son of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) and Alexandra of Denmark. ... 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

King George VI Memorial Chapel (North Nave Aisle)

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor) (14 December 1895–6 February 1952) was the third British monarch of the House of Windsor, reigning from 11 December 1936 until his death. ... 11 March is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret (Margaret Rose Armstrong-Jones, née Windsor; (August 21, 1930—February 9, 2002) was a member of the British Royal Family, the second eldest daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and sister of the current British... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Slough (pronounced ) is a town and unitary authority in the county of Berkshire in the south of England. ... Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon as Queen Elizabeth. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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