Tag: Dean of Windsor

The First Catalogue?

William Day (Dean 1572-1595) was not fondly remembered in Windsor. He seems to have been reasonably popular previously (he is described as affable and courteous when he was at Cambridge), but less popular in Windsor. Thomas Frith (Canon, 1610-1631) called ...

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A very busy man?

March marks the 500th anniversary of Christopher Urswick’s death. Urswick was appointed a Canon at Windsor in 1492, was installed as Dean in 1496, and resigned his position in 1505. During his time at Windsor, he added a new west ...

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Wine Merchants of Windsor

Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York married Jack Brooksbank on Friday, 12 October 2018. The ceremony took place in St George’s Chapel and the Dean of Windsor officiated and gave an Address. Brooksbank is the UK ambassador for George ...

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The absent commander

The institution of the Naval Knights of Windsor was founded in 1728 in the will of Samuel Travers, MP for New Windsor. The will stipulated that the seven Naval Knights were to live devout lives, attend daily divine service, and ...

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Tales of Christmas Past

Christmas celebrations often feature prominently in people’s recollections of their childhood. This is certainly shown in the memoirs of former choristers, held in St George’s Chapel Archives. Dating from the mid-nineteenth century onwards, these include diaries and letters written during ...

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The King's Free Chapel. The Chapel of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of the Garter. The Chapel of the College of St George.