New research guide added

A new research guide has been added on the Guide to Holdings pages of our website. The latest in the series is on the Naval Knights of Windsor. Set up to provide support to retired seamen, the institution was intended to operate along the ...

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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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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 King’s Mistress

St George’s Chapel Archives holds three leases, all dated 11 December 1684, conveying land and property to Eleanor ‘Nell’ Gwyn ([1651]-1687), the notorious mistress of King Charles II. Through the indenture pictured [SGC XI.N.7], the Dean and Canons of St ...

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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.