Tag: Canon

A scientific canon

William Derham, a chaplain to George Prince of Wales (later King George II), was appointed a Canon of Windsor in August 1716 and installed a month later. He held the canonry until his death in 1735 and divided his time ...

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From your very loving Staff

Arthur Stafford Crawley was Canon of Windsor from 1934 until his death in 1948. Amongst the papers that are housed in St George’s Chapel Archives, there is an extensive correspondence between Crawley and his wife, Anstice, written whilst he was ...

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The will of a 16th century canon

At his appointment to a Canonry of Windsor in 1504, Robert Honiwood was Chancellor of Norwich. He subsequently became Archdeacon of Taunton (1509) and Prebendary of Lichfield (1512). He died in 1523. The fine brass monument to Robert Honiwood can ...

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Canon John Neale Dalton

The words of A. V. Baillie, Dean of Windsor from 1917 to 1945, provide a fitting introduction to an understanding of a sense of the awe and in some cases dread that the contemporaries of Canon Dalton felt when in ...

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Absent without leave?

Robert Johnson was a Canon of Windsor from 30 July 1572 to 23 July 1625. During this time, he founded two grammar schools and two hospitals in Oakham and Uppingham, Rutland, the two schools later becoming distinguished public  schools,  and ...

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Dear old Staffy

Arthur Stafford Crawley (1876-1948), or rather “Staffy” as he was affectionately known by his friends and family, was appointed Canon of Windsor in 1934. He had led a fascinating life before coming to St George’s Chapel. He had visited India ...

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The Majendies – Father and Son

The Edict of Nantes of 1598 had allowed freedom of religion to the Huguenots, a French Protestant minority in a predominately Roman Catholic France. When Louis XIV renounced the Edict in 1685 and declared Protestantism illegal in France, many Huguenots ...

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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.