Tag: Queen Victoria

A generous miser?

In September 1852 the parish of St Mary in North Marston, Buckinghamshire, a benefice of the Dean and Canons of Windsor, made the news. The parish had a longstanding claim to fame – it had been the burial place of ...

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Letters to Mother

Philip Frank Eliot was appointed a Canon of Windsor in 1886. Prior to this he had been Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bournemouth. For five years he continued to hold the parish in plurality with his canonry at St George’s and ...

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Archive’s got talent

If an Archive could talk then I am certain it would boast about the wealth of stories it holds within its walls. Perhaps it would even shout out, drawing our attention to a hidden gem which has lain dormant, patiently ...

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A Jubilee Celebration

One of the greatest events in the history of the plate of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle was the presentation of the Altar Cross by Queen Victoria in commemoration of her Golden Jubilee in 1887.   This was the first time ...

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A very Royal wedding

Over the years, St George’s has seen a number of Royal occasions take place at the Chapel, all of which are recorded in the Chapel archives, and most recently being the wedding of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly in 2008. ...

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The end of an era

February 4th 1901 The Body of Her most Excellent Majesty, Victoria by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith & Empress of India, was conveyed from Osborne to Portsmouth ...

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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.