Competition for Glynde

The Dean and Canons are patrons or joint patrons of 51 parishes across England and, in the past, were solely responsible for appointing new incumbents. One such parish was the village of Glynde, near Lewes in East Sussex. The archive ...

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Troublesome tenants

In the seventeenth century, the Dean and Canons owned property in 30 counties in England and Wales, and consequently had to manage their tenants, including arbitrating between tenants and sub-tenants. This was not always easy, and long travelling times could ...

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Indulgent behaviour

In November 1349, Pope Clement VI authorised an agreement that anyone who visited St George’s Chapel on the feast days of St George (23 April) or St Edward the Confessor (13 October) would have one year reduced from the time ...

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Philosophical Collections

Science and Astronomy might not be the first topics that come to mind when thinking of the vast collections that the Archives and Chapter Library of St George’s Chapel holds. However, within a series of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century tracts (brief ...

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Archives at War

At Windsor, the Second World War is represented in the archives by some documents about air raid precautions, and discussions about what to do if the alarm sounds during a service. The Chapter Acts show the difficulty of keeping the ...

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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.