Category: Order of the Garter

Degradation of a Garter Knight

As the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter, St George’s Chapel has witnessed many occasions of celebration and thanksgiving for the extraordinary individuals who have been members of the Order in the 670 years since its foundation. Less ...

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Wanted: Garter robes

In the 1860s Gerald Wellesley, Dean of Windsor, aided by the Chapter Clerk, Mr Thomas Batcheldor, embarked on a campaign to have the blue velvet mantles of former Garter Knights sent to St George’s Chapel. The earliest known statutes of ...

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Charming the Emperor

On 7th May 1416, a new member was admitted to the prestigious Order of the Garter at Windsor: Sigismund of Luxembourg, King of Hungary, King of the Romans and future Holy Roman Emperor. Sigismund first came to England in 1416, ...

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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.