The king’s grandson

Lord James Beauclerk, a grandson of King Charles II and Nell Gwynn, was appointed Canon of Windsor in 1738. Surviving records in the Archives give some insight into his standard of living here and his roles in Chapter.

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A Canon on Trial

On 10 September 1561, Richard Bruerne [Bruarne] (1519-1565), Canon of Windsor, stood trial before the Queen’s Visitors. The written statements of depositions given by members of the College of St George survive in the Chapel Archives [SGC XV.58.9*]

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A Careless Candle

Canons’ Cloister contains some of the oldest buildings still standing within Windsor Castle and they require regular care and attention to keep them in good condition. At present a team is working hard on the refurbishment of one of the ...

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Degradation of a Garter Knight

As the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter, St George’s Chapel has witnessed many occasions of celebration and thanksgiving for the extraordinary individuals who have been members of the Order in the 670 years since its foundation. Less ...

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The Queen's Free Chapel. The Chapel of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of the Garter. The Chapel of the College of St George.