200th anniversary of the death of King George III

200th anniversary of the death of King George III

2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of King George III.  For the archives ‘Image of the Month’ on the same subject please click here.

In the very early 19th century King George III commanded that a vault be excavated to the east of St George’s Chapel. The King died on 29 January 1820; following his funeral his coffin was laid to rest in the vault as had been Queen Charlotte’s two years earlier.

The annual Friends of St George’s afternoon on Sunday 3 May will have a Georgian theme with attendees being able to inspect Georgian documents from the Chapel archives and listen to short talks on parts of St George’s Chapel that relate in particular to King George III’s reign. For more information about the Friends of St George’s please click here.

 

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.