Undue noise

Dean Wellesley (Dean of Windsor 1854-1882) was known for his tact, pleasant manner socially, and for being a close advisor to Queen Victoria. The first two qualities are shown by his response to a petition written to him by the ...

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A very busy man?

March marks the 500th anniversary of Christopher Urswick’s death. Urswick was appointed a Canon at Windsor in 1492, was installed as Dean in 1496, and resigned his position in 1505. During his time at Windsor, he added a new west ...

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A red rose at Midsummer

St George’s Chapel Archives holds a document sealed by King Edward I on 27 February 1281 which confirms the grant of the manor of Godington, Oxfordshire, to Guy Ferrer in exchange for a single rose [SGC XI.P.5]. Ferrer was the ...

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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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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.