Military Knights’ Archive Now Open to Researchers

St George’s Chapel has long held documents relating to the early culture and organisation of the Poor Knights of Windsor (renamed the Military Knights of Windsor in 1833), including copies of the early statutes, ordinances and attendance registers and a number of petitions issued collectively by the Knights. We have recently acquired a large collection of twentieth century documents which were previously kept by the Governor of the Military Knights. This extensive collection includes photographs, correspondence, attendance registers, diaries, and a number of histories written about the Knights. The documents in this collection contain biographical details about recent Military Knights, and provide evidence of the various social and religious activities of the Knights.

The documents have been catalogued using international standards for archival description. They have also been treated with conservation techniques, ensuring that they are preserved for use by future researchers. All our documents relating to the Poor or Military Knights of Windsor are readily searchable on our electronic database. If you wish to consult this newly catalogued collection, or to make an enquiry relating to the Poor or Military Knights, then please contact us.

John (Archives Assistant)

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.