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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From Windsor to Cornwall

A few miles from the Tamar estuary, where Cornwall meets Devon, stands the 15th century Church of St Stephen-By-Saltash. Remarkably, this lovely church has enjoyed a direct connection with Windsor, which has now lasted for a shade over 670 years.

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Let there be light

“There is a feeling of profound regret and dismay among those who know and have known St George’s that what is regarded as a unique feature in the beautiful and historical shrine should be interfered with.” This was the opinion ...

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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.