Tag: Gerald Wellesley

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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Wanted: Garter robes

In the 1860s Gerald Wellesley, Dean of Windsor, aided by the Chapter Clerk, Mr Thomas Batcheldor, embarked on a campaign to have the blue velvet mantles of former Garter Knights sent to St George’s Chapel. The earliest known statutes of ...

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A Musical forewarning…

“We promise that there shall be no damage to             the Turf or undue noise.” Surely the daughters of our Windsor Choir Must to angelic perfectness aspire, What mortal e’er played croquet without tattle Without – of tongues and balls ...

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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.