In 1937 a small committee was formed within the College to launch a series of historical monographs on St George’s Chapel.
The first volume in the series, The Knights of the Garter, 1348-1939, compiled by Minor Canon E. H. Fellowes, a leading member of the committee, was published in 1939. It has been followed by seventeen further monographs, which between them have made an outstanding contribution to Windsor history. We are pleased to announce the recent publication of the nineteenth monograph: The Medieval Library of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle: Documentary Sources edited by Dr James Willoughby of New College, Oxford. Dr Willoughby’s introduction traces the early history of the Windsor collegiate library, which dates from the foundation of the College of St George by Edward III in 1348, was rehoused by Edward IV in the Dean’s Cloister in 1484 and was subsequently relocated in the Vicars’ Hall in 1692. The text provides transcripts and extracts from documentary sources which offer evidence of books held by the College and the nature and administration of the library from the reign of Edward III to Mary I, with explanatory notes. Click hereto purchase a copy from the Chapel shop.