A Windsor Pension for life

We tend to think of pension provision as something essentially modern, starting with the introduction of old age pensions in 1908, then developing more widely with the coming of occupational pensions and private pension schemes. In fact, pensions have a ...

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The First Catalogue?

William Day (Dean 1572-1595) was not fondly remembered in Windsor. He seems to have been reasonably popular previously (he is described as affable and courteous when he was at Cambridge), but less popular in Windsor. Thomas Frith (Canon, 1610-1631) called ...

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Trouble in the Chancel

The Dean and Canons have been the patrons of Wantage Parish Church since 1421 and have overseen several disputes in that time. In the fifteenth century, the chancel was extended, and aisles were added, which led to a series of ...

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A Frosty Petition

The lay clerks of 1605 were not noted for their good behaviour. Many of them appear before the Dean and Canons to be disciplined, and one of them, Ambrose Frost, was dismissed in 1605. The Chapter Acts record that he ...

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