A difficult life

James Salmon was appointed a probationer lay clerk on 18 May 1780 [SGC VI.B.8]. He and his wife Sarah had four children who were baptised in the Chapel; William on 18 March 1787; Elizabeth-Mary on 27 January 1789; Ann on ...

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Flooding in Windsor, 1894

In November 1894 the Thames Valley experienced some of the worst flooding it had seen in the nineteenth century. Philip Frank Eliot, then Dean of Windsor, recorded his experience of the floods in a letter to his mother, dated 18 ...

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Mundus Subterraneus

Since it was set up in 1997, the Adopt a Book scheme has raised money to preserve and conserve the wonderful collection of rare books in the Chapter Library. One volume recently conserved is Mundus Subterraneus by Athanasius Kircher, published ...

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Freedom of Worship

On 13 April 1598 the Edict of Nantes was issued by Henry IV of France, allowing freedom of religion to the Huguenots, a French Protestant community. In England, freedom of worship had been granted to Protestants by Edward VI, by ...

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The Majendies – Father and Son

The Edict of Nantes of 1598 had allowed freedom of religion to the Huguenots, a French Protestant minority in a predominately Roman Catholic France. When Louis XIV renounced the Edict in 1685 and declared Protestantism illegal in France, many Huguenots ...

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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.