Category: Order of the Garter

Henry VI’s Sword

In the early years of the reign of King Henry VIII, Nicholas West, Dean of Windsor [1509-1515], sent two letters to the Canons back in Windsor, concerning his visit to the King and the King’s Council [SGC II.J.7/1-2]. Henry VIII ...

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No more beavers!

In 1704, the heralds wrote to Lord Godolphin, with this bizarre request: Sir, It is the humble request of the two Provinciall Kings of Arms, the six Heralds and four pursuivants in ordinary being twelve in number that you would ...

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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.