History of St George's Chapel Windsor Castle

1483 Funeral of Edward IV

1483 Execution of William Hastings by Richard III

1483 Death of Edward IV

1537 Funeral of Jane Seymour

1547 Funeral of King Henry VIII

1665 Great Plague of London

1817 Death of Princess Charlotte

1820 Funeral of King George III

1861 Funeral of Prince Albert

1863 Marriage of the future King Edward VII and Alexandra

1904 Marriage of Princess Alice and Alexander Teck

1952 Death of George VI Accession of Elizabeth II

St George's Chapel Windsor Castle is in Windsor Castle.

In 1480 Oliver King Bishop of Bath and Wells 1432-1503 (48) was appointed Canon of the eleventh stall at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle, a position he held until 1503.

On 23 May 1482 Mary York 1467-1482 (14) died at Palace of Placentia. She was buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

On 08 May 1491 Arthur Tudor Prince of Wales 1486-1502 (4) was appointed 240th Knight of the Garter by his father Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (34). at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

Around 1500. Unknown Painter. Portrait of Arthur Tudor Prince of Wales 1486-1502.

On 10 Sep 1497 Anne Fiennes Marchioness Berkeley -1497 died. She was buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

On 24 Jun 1503 Reginald Bray 1440-1503 (63) died. He was buried in St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

In Aug 1507 Elizabeth Herbert 3rd Baroness Herbert Raglan 1476-1507 (31) died. She was buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle. Henry Somerset 2nd Earl Worcester 1496-1549 (11) was succeeded as 4th Baron Herbert Raglan.

On 15 Mar 1526 Charles Somerset 1st Earl Worcester 1460-1526 (66) died. He was buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle. His son Henry Somerset 2nd Earl Worcester 1496-1549 (30) succeeded 2nd Earl Worcester 5C 1514.

On 03 Apr 1630 Christopher Villiers 1st Earl Anglesey 1593-1630 (37) died at Windsor. He was buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle. His son Charles Villiers 2nd Earl Anglesey -1661 succeeded 2nd Earl Anglesey 1C 1623, 2nd Baron Villiers Daventry.

In 1632 William Child Composer 1606-1697 (26) was appointed Master of the Choristers at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

Great Plague of London

Samuel Pepys' Diary 20 August 1665. 20 Aug 1665. Lord's Day. Sir G. Carteret (55) come and walked by my bedside half an houre, talking and telling me how my Lord is in this unblameable in all this ill-successe, he having followed orders; and that all ought to be imputed to the falsenesse of the King (35) of Denmarke, who, he told me as a secret, had promised to deliver up the Dutch ships to us, and we expected no less; and swears it will, and will easily, be the ruine of him and his kingdom, if we fall out with him, as we must in honour do; but that all that can be, must be to get the fleete out again to intercept De Witt, who certainly will be coming home with the East India ships, he being gone thither. He being gone, I up and with Fenn, being ready to walk forth to see the place; and I find it to be a very noble seat in a noble forest, with the noblest prospect towards Windsor, and round about over many countys, that can be desired; but otherwise a very melancholy place, and little variety save only trees. I had thoughts of going home by water, and of seeing Windsor Chappell and Castle, but finding at my coming in that Sir G. Carteret (55) did prevent me in speaking for my sudden return to look after business, I did presently eat a bit off the spit about 10 o'clock, and so took horse for Stanes, and thence to Brainford to Mr. Povy's (51), the weather being very pleasant to ride in. Mr. Povy (51) not being at home I lost my labour, only eat and drank there with his lady, and told my bad newes, and hear the plague is round about them there. So away to Brainford; and there at the inn that goes down to the water-side, I 'light and paid off my post-horses, and so slipped on my shoes, and laid my things by, the tide not serving, and to church, where a dull sermon, and many Londoners. After church to my inn, and eat and drank, and so about seven o'clock by water, and got between nine and ten to Queenhive, very dark. And I could not get my waterman to go elsewhere for fear of the plague.
Thence with a lanthorn, in great fear of meeting of dead corpses, carried to be buried; but, blessed be God, met none, but did see now and then a linke (which is the mark of them) at a distance. So got safe home about 10 o'clock, my people not all abed, and after supper I weary to bed.

Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of the future Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his Garter Robes.Around 1661 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his coronation robes.Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Around 1657 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of Thomas Povey Master of Requests 1614-1705.Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of Thomas Povey Master of Requests 1614-1705.

Samuel Pepys' Diary 26 February 1666. 26 Feb 1666. Called up about five in the morning, and my Lord up, and took leave, a little after six, very kindly of me and the whole company. Then I in, and my wife up and to visit my Lady Slaving in her bed, and there sat three hours, with Lady Jemimah with us, talking and laughing, and by and by my Baroness Carteret (64) comes, and she and I to talke, I glad to please her in discourse of Sir G. Carteret (56), that all will do well with him, and she is much pleased, he having had great annoyance and fears about his well doing, and I fear hath doubted that I have not been a friend to him, but cries out against my Baroness Castlemaine's (25), that makes the King (35) neglect his business and seems much to fear that all will go to wracke, and I fear with great reason; exclaims against the Duke of Albemarle (57), and more the Duchesse (46) for a filthy woman, as indeed she is.
Here staid till 9 o'clock almost, and then took coach with so much love and kindnesse from my Baroness Carteret (64), Lady Jemimah, and Lady Slaving, that it joys my heart, and when I consider the manner of my going hither, with a coach and four horses and servants and a woman with us, and coming hither being so much made of, and used with that state, and then going to Windsor and being shewn all that we were there, and had wherewith to give every body something for their pains, and then going home, and all in fine weather and no fears nor cares upon me, I do thinke myself obliged to thinke myself happy, and do look upon myself at this time in the happiest occasion a man can be, and whereas we take pains in expectation of future comfort and ease, I have taught myself to reflect upon myself at present as happy, and enjoy myself in that consideration, and not only please myself with thoughts of future wealth and forget the pleasure we at present enjoy.
So took coach and to Windsor, to the Garter, and thither sent for Dr. Childe (60); who come to us, and carried us to St. George's Chappell; and there placed us among the Knights' stalls (and pretty the observation, that no man, but a woman may sit in a Knight's place, where any brass-plates are set); and hither come cushions to us, and a young singing-boy to bring us a copy of the anthem to be sung. And here, for our sakes, had this anthem and the great service sung extraordinary, only to entertain us. It is a noble place indeed, and a good Quire of voices. Great bowing by all the people, the poor Knights particularly, to the Alter.
After prayers, we to see the plate of the chappell, and the robes of Knights, and a man to shew us the banners of the several Knights in being, which hang up over the stalls. And so to other discourse very pretty, about the Order. Was shewn where the late [King] is buried, and King Henry the Eighth, and my Lady [Jane] Seymour.
This being done, to the King's house, and to observe the neatness and contrivance of the house and gates: it is the most romantique castle that is in the world. But, Lord! the prospect that is in the balcone in the Queene's (56) lodgings, and the terrace and walk, are strange things to consider, being the best in the world, sure. Infinitely satisfied I and my wife with all this, she being in all points mightily pleased too, which added to my pleasure; and so giving a great deal of money to this and that man and woman, we to our taverne, and there dined, the Doctor with us; and so took coach and away to Eton, the Doctor (60) with me.
Before we went to Chappell this morning, Kate Joyce, in a stage-coach going toward London, called to me. I went to her and saluted her, but could not get her to stay with us, having company. At Eton I left my wife in the coach, and he and I to the College, and there find all mighty fine. The school good, and the custom pretty of boys cutting their names in the struts of the window when they go to Cambridge, by which many a one hath lived to see himself Provost and Fellow, that had his name in the window standing. To the Hall, and there find the boys' verses, "De Peste"; it being their custom to make verses at Shrove-tide. I read several, and very good ones they were, and better, I think, than ever I made when I was a boy, and in rolls as long and longer than the whole Hall, by much. Here is a picture of Venice hung up given, and a monument made of Sir H. Wotton's giving it to the College.
Thence to the porter's, in the absence of the butler, and did drink of the College beer, which is very good; and went into the back fields to see the scholars play. And so to the chappell, and there saw, among other things, Sir H. Wotton's stone with this Epitaph Hic facet primus hujus sententiae Author:— Disputandi pruritus fit ecclesiae scabies1. But unfortunately the word "Author" was wrong writ, and now so basely altered that it disgraces the stone.
Thence took leave of the Doctor (60), and so took coach, and finely, but sleepy, away home, and got thither about eight at night, and after a little at my office, I to bed; and an houre after, was waked with my wife's quarrelling with Mercer, at which I was angry, and my wife and I fell out. But with much ado to sleep again, I beginning to practise more temper, and to give her her way.
Note 1. TT. "Hic facet primus hujus sententiae Author:— Disputandi pruritus fit ecclesiae scabies" ie Here lies the first auctor of this maxim, an itch for disputation is the incurable disease of the church. Auctor means origininator. The carver of the inscription wrote author. The inscription ends "Nomen alias quære" ie Inquire his name elsewhere.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland 1640-1709.Around 1664 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland 1640-1709 and her son Charles Fitzroy 1st Duke Southampton as Madonna and Child.Around 1666 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland 1640-1709. One of the Windsor Beauties.Before 07 Dec 1680 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland 1640-1709.Before 07 Dec 1680 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland 1640-1709.Around 1690 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland 1640-1709.Before 01 Jan 1701 Henri Gascar Painter 1635-1701. Portrait of Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland 1640-1709.Before 07 Nov 1666. William Faithorne The Elder Engraver 1616-1691. Portrait of Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland 1640-1709. See Samuel Pepys' Diary 07 November 1666.Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of the future Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his Garter Robes.Around 1661 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his coronation robes.Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Before 03 Jan 1670  Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of George Monck 1st Duke Albemarle 1608-1670.Before 03 Jan 1670 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of George Monck 1st Duke Albemarle 1608-1670 in his Garter Robes.In 1633 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Charles I King England Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 known as Charles I with M.De St Antoine.Around 1637 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Charles I King England Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649.Around 1763. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. Northumberland House looking towards Strand. Note the Percy Lion; crest of the Duke Northumberland. And the statue of Charles I King England Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 which remains in situ on the corner of what is now the south-east corner of Trafalgar Square.1536 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547.1540 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Miniature portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547.Around 1525 Unknown Painter. Netherlands. Portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547.1537 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Portrait of Jane Seymour Queen Consort England 1509-1537.Around 1625 John Hoskins Painter 1590-1664. Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669.Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 and the dwarf Jeffrey Hudson.Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 and her son Charles James Stewart 1629-1629.Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669.

John Evelyn's Diary 06 September 1685. 06 Sep 1685. Sunday. I went to prayer in the Chapell, and heard Dr. Standish. The second sermon was preach'd by Dr. Creighton (46), on 1 Thess. 4, 11, persuading to unity and peace, and to be mindfull of our owne businesse, according to the advise of the Apostle. Then I went to heare a Frenchman who preached before the King (51) and Queene (26) in that splendid Chapell next St. George's Hall. Their Maties going to masse, I withdrew to consider the stupendous painting of ye Hall, which, both for the art and invention, deserve the inscription in honour of the painter, Signior Verrio (49). The history is Edward the 3rd receiving the Black Prince, coming towards him in a Roman triumph. The whole roofe is the history of St. George. The throne, the carvings, &e. are incomparable, and I think equal to any, and in many circumstances exceeding any, I have seene abroad.
I din'd at Lord Sunderland's (44), with (amongst others) Sr Wm Soames (40), design'd Ambass. to Constantinople.
About 6 o'clock came Sl Dudley (44) and his brother Roger North (32), and brought the greate seale from my Lord Keeper, who died ye day before at his house in Oxfordshire. the King went immediately to Council; every body guessing who was most likely to succeed this greate officer; most believing it could be no other than my Lord Chief Justice Jefferies (40), who had so vigorously prosecuted the late rebells, and was now gone the Western circuit, to punish the rest that were secur'd in the several counties, and was now neere upon his returne. I tooke my leave of his Ma* (51), who spake very graciously to me, and supping that night at Sr Stephen Fox's (58), I promis'd to dine there the next day.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 when Duke of York.Around 1666 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 and Anne Hyde Queen Consort England 1637-1671. See Samuel Pepys' Diary 24 March 1666.Before 04 Jan 1674 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 wearing his Garter Robes.Around 1672 Henri Gascar Painter 1635-1701. Portrait of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701.In 1687 Studio of Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Mary of Modena Queen Consort England Scotland and Ireland 1658-1718.In 1698. Francois de Troy Painter 1645-1730. Portrait of Mary of Modena Queen Consort England Scotland and Ireland 1658-1718.Around 1685 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687. Portrait of Mary of Modena Queen Consort England Scotland and Ireland 1658-1718.Around 1680 Simon Pietersz Verelst Painter 1644-1710. Portrait of Mary of Modena Queen Consort England Scotland and Ireland 1658-1718. Before 1685. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Francis North 1st Baron Guildford 1637-1685.Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of the future Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his Garter Robes.Around 1661 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his coronation robes.Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Around 1685 Godfrey Kneller Painter 1646-1723. Portrait of George Hanging Judge Jeffreys 1st Baron Jeffreys 1645-1689.Around 1675 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of George Hanging Judge Jeffreys 1st Baron Jeffreys 1645-1689.Before 1725. John James Baker Painter -1725. Portrait of Stephen Fox Paymaster 1627-1716.

John Evelyn's Diary 08 July 1686. 08 Jul 1686. Dr. Meggot, Dean of Winchester preached before the household in St. George's Chapel at Windsor, the late King's glorious chapel now seized on by the mass priests. Dr. Cartwright (52), Dean of Ripon, preached before the great men of the Court in the same place.
We had now the sad news of the Bishop of Oxford's (61) death, an extraordinary loss to the poor Church at this time. Many candidates for his Bishopric and Deanery, Dr. Parker, South, Aldrich, etc. Dr. Walker (now apostatizing) came to Court, and was doubtless very busy.

Before 1680 Gilbert Soest Painter 1605-1681. Portrait of Thomas Cartwright Bishop of Chester 1634-1689.

John Evelyn's Diary 23 July 1692. 23 Jul 1692. I went with my wife (57), son (37), and daughter (23), to Eton, to see my grandson (10), and thence to my Lord Godolphin's (47), at Cranburn, where we lay, and were most honorably entertained. The next day to St. George's Chapel, and returned to London late in the evening.

On 20 Aug 1715 James Butler 2nd Duke Ormonde 1665-1745 (50) was attainted for having supported the Jacobite cause. His estates and honours were forfeit. His banner as a Garter Knight was removed from St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

On 14 Mar 1775 Caroline Hanover 1774-1775 died after having been inoculated against smallpox. She was buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

In 1790 Thomas Phillips Painter 1770-1845 (19) travelled to London with an introduction to Benjamin West Painter 1738-1820 (51) who found him employment on the painted-glass windows of St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

Death of Princess Charlotte

On 06 Nov 1817 Princess Charlotte Augusta Hanover 1796-1817 (21) died in childbirth at Claremont House Esher. He buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

On 12 Feb 1820 Edward Augustus Hanover 1st Duke Kent and Strathearn 1767-1820 was buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

In 1787 Thomas Gainsborough Painter 1727-1788. Portrait of Edward Augustus Hanover 1st Duke Kent and Strathearn 1767-1820.

Funeral of King George III

On 16 Feb 1820 George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820 was buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

In 1782 Thomas Gainsborough Painter 1727-1788. Portrait of George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820.In 1781 Thomas Gainsborough Painter 1727-1788. Portrait of George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820.In 1781 Thomas Gainsborough Painter 1727-1788. Portrait of George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820.In 1782 Thomas Gainsborough Painter 1727-1788. Portrait of George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820.Around 1768. Nathaniel Dance Holland Painter 1735-1811. Portrait of George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820.In 1804. Samuel Woodford Painter 1763-1817. Portrait of George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820.Around 1800. William Beechey Painter 1753-1839. Portrait of George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820.Around 1762. Allan Ramsay Painter 1713-1784. Portrait of George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820.In 1754 Jean Etienne Liotard Painter 1702-1789. Portrait of George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820.

On 30 Nov 1834 William Frederick Hanover 2nd Duke Gloucester and Edinburgh 1776-1834 (58) died at Yattendon Castle Bagshot. He was buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

On 08 Jul 1837 William IV King United Kingdom 1765-1837 was buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

Around 1830. William Beechey Painter 1753-1839. Portrait of William IV King United Kingdom 1765-1837.1830. James Lonsdale Painter 1777-1839. Portrait of William IV King United Kingdom 1765-1837.

On 29 Nov 1844 Princess Sophia of Gloucester 1773-1844 (71) died at Ranger's House Blackheath. She was buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

Funeral of Prince Albert

On 23 Dec 1861 Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 1819-1861 was buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

Before 05 Oct 1878 Francis Grant Painter 1803-1878. Portrait of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 1819-1861.10 Feb 1840. George Hayter Painter 1792-1871. Wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Hayter included portraits of fifty-six of those present at the occasion and sittings took place over the next year. The Queen sat for him in March in her 'Bridal dress, veil, wreath & all', and Prince Albert also posed for his portrait several times during the following months. Hayter's family too helped out with his son, Henry, modelling the Prince's costume, while his daughter Mary posed for the Queen's arm and wearing the veil. Victoria's aunt Queen Adelaide, however, was unwilling to co-operate and the artist had to refer to a miniature for her likeness. Hayter included himself in the painting, on the lower right, with his sketchbook and pencil.Around 1846. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873. Portrait of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 1819-1861.Around 1846. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873. Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 and Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 1819-1861 and their children.Around 1859. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873. Portrait of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 1819-1861.

Times Newspaper Funerals. 24 Dec 1861. Yesterday, with little of the pomp and pageantry of a State ceremonial, but with every outward mark of respect, and with all the solemnity which befitted his high station and his public virties, the mortal remains of the husband of our Queen (42) were interred in the last resting-place of England's Sovereigns-the Chapel Royal of St. George's, Windsor. By the express desire of his Royal Highness the funeral was of the plainest and most private character; but in the Chapel, to do honour to his obsequies, were assembled all the chiefest men of the State, and throughout England, by every sign of sorrow and imourning, the nation manifested its sense of the loss wlhich it has sustaiined. Windsor itself wore an aspect of the most profound gloom. Every shop was closed and every blind drawn down. The streets were silent and almost deserted, and all wvho appeared abroad were dressed in the deepest mourning. The great bell of Windsor Castle clanged out: its doleful sound at intervals from an early hour, and minute bells were tolled also at St. John's Church. At the parish church of Cleover and at St. John's there were services in the morning and: aternoon, and the day was observed throughout the Royal borough in the strictest manner. The weather was in character with the occasion, a chill, damp air, with a dull leaden sky above, increased the gloom which hung over all. There were but few visitors in the town, for the procession did not pass beyond the immediate precincts of the Chapel and Castle, and none were admitted except those connected with the Castle andi their friends. At 11 o'clock a strong force of the A division took possession of the avenues leading to the Chapel Royal, and from that time only the guests specially invited and those who were to take part in the ceremonial were allowed to pass. Shortly afterwards a of honour of the Grenadier Guards, of which regiment his Royal Highness was Colonel, with the colonrs of the regiment shrouded in crape, marched in and took up its position before the principal entrance to the Chapel Royal. Another guard of honour from the same regiment was also on duty in the Quadrangle at the entrance to the State apartments. They were speedily followed by a squadron of the 2nd Life Guards dismounted, and by two companies of the Fusileer Guards, who were drawn uip in single file along each side of the road by which the procession was to pass, from the Norman gateway to the Chapel door. The officers wore the deepest military mourning-scarves, sword-knots, and rosettes of crape. In the Rome Park was stationed a troop of Horse Artillery, which commenced firing minute guns at the end of the Long Walk, advancing slowly until it reached the Castle gates just at the close of the ceremony. The Ministers, the officers of the Queen's Household, and other distinguished personages who had been honoured with an invitation to attend the ceremonial, reached Windsor a special train from Paddington. They were met by carriages provided for them at the station, and began to arrive at the Chapel Royal soon after 11 o'clock. The Earl of Derby (62), the Archbishop of Canterbury (81), Earl Russell (69), and the Duke of Buccleuch were among the first to make their appearance, and as they alighted at the door of the Chapel they were received by the proper officials and conducted to the seats appointed for them in the Choir. In the Great Quadrangle were drawn up the hearse and the mourning coaches, and, all the preparations having been completed within the Castle, the procession began to be formed shortly before 12 o'clock. It had been originally intended that it should leave the Castle by the St. George's gate, and, proceeding down Castle-hill, approach the Chapel through Henry VII.'s gateway, but at a late hour this arrangement was changed, and the shorter route by the Norman gatewvay was chosen.
The crowd which had gradually collected at the foot of Castle-hill, owing to this change, saw nothing of the procession but the empty carriages as they returned to the Castle after setting down at the Chapel. The few spectators who were fortunate enough to gain admission to the Lower Ward stood in a narrow fringe along the edge of the flags in front of the houses of the Poor Knights, and their presence was the only exception to the strict privacy of the ceremonial. The Prince of Wales (20) and the other Royal mourners assembled in the Oak Room, but did not form part of the procession. They were conveyed to the Chapel in private carriages before the coffin was placed in the hearse, passing through St. George's gatewayinto the Lower Ward. In the first carriage were the Prince of Wales (20), Prince Arthur (11), and the Duke of Saxe Coburg (8). The Crown Prince of Prussia (30), the Duke of Brabant (26), and the Count of Flanders (24) followed in the next; and in the others were the Duke de Nemours (47), Prince Louis of Hesse (24), Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar (38), and the Maharajah Dhuleep Singh, with the gentlemen of their respective suites. Scarcely had they alighted at the door of Wolsey's Chapel, from which they were conducted through the Chapter Room to the door of the Chapel Royal to be in readiness to meet the coffin, when the first minute gun fired in tlhe distance, and the rattle of the troops reversing arms announced that the procession had started, and exactly at 12 o'clock the first mourning coach moved from under the Norman gateway. First came nine mourning coaches, each drawn by four horses, conveying the Physicians, Equerries, and other members of the household of the late Prince. In the last were the Lord Steward (63) (Earl St. Germans), the Lord Chamberlain (56) (Viscount Sidney), and the Master of the Horse (57) (the Marquis of Ailesbury). The carriages and trappings were of the plainest description; the horses had black velvet housings and feathers, but on the carriages there, were no feathers or ornaments of any kind. The mourning coaches were followed by one of the Queen's carriages, drawn by six horses, and attended by servants in State liveries, in which was the Groom of the Stole (26), Earl Spencer, carrying the crowvn, and a Lord of the Bedchamber, Lord George Lennox, carrying the baton, sword, and hat of his late Royal Highness. Next escorted by a troop of the 2nd Life Guards, came the hearse, drawn by six black horses, which, like the carriages, was quite plain and unornamented. On the housings of the horses and on the sides of theW hearse were emblazoned the scutcheons of Her Majesty and of the Prince, each surmounted by a, crown, the Prince's arms being in black and Her Majesty's in white. The procession was closed by four State carriages.

Before 05 Oct 1878 Francis Grant Painter 1803-1878. Portrait of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 1819-1861.10 Feb 1840. George Hayter Painter 1792-1871. Wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Hayter included portraits of fifty-six of those present at the occasion and sittings took place over the next year. The Queen sat for him in March in her 'Bridal dress, veil, wreath & all', and Prince Albert also posed for his portrait several times during the following months. Hayter's family too helped out with his son, Henry, modelling the Prince's costume, while his daughter Mary posed for the Queen's arm and wearing the veil. Victoria's aunt Queen Adelaide, however, was unwilling to co-operate and the artist had to refer to a miniature for her likeness. Hayter included himself in the painting, on the lower right, with his sketchbook and pencil.Around 1846. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873. Portrait of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 1819-1861.Around 1846. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873. Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 and Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 1819-1861 and their children.Around 1859. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873. Portrait of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha 1819-1861.1845 Francis Grant Painter 1803-1878. Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901.1833. George Hayter Painter 1792-1871. Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901.Around 28 Jun 1838. George Hayter Painter 1792-1871. Coronation Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901.Around 1840. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873. Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901. Note the Garter worn on the Arm as worn by Ladies of the Garter.In 1840. Richard Rothwell Painter 1800-1868. Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901.1880. Henry Tanworth Wells Painter 1828-1903. Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 being informed she was Queen by Francis Nathaniel Conyngham 2nd Marquess Conyngham 1797-1876 and William Howley Archbishop of Canterbury 1766-1848.Death of King William IV Succession of Queen Victoria1853 Francis Grant Painter 1803-1878. Portrait of John Russell 1st Earl Russell 1792-1878.Before 1840. George Hayter Painter 1792-1871. Portrait of John Russell 1st Earl Russell 1792-1878 and Henry Vassall Fox 3rd Baron Holland 1773-1840.Around 1851. George Frederick Watts Painter Sculptor 1817-1904. Portrait of John Russell 1st Earl Russell 1792-1878.Before 21 Apr 1875 Henry William Pickersgill Painter 1782-1875. Portrait of Walter Francis Montagu Douglas Scott 5th Duke Buccleuch 7th Duke Queensberry -1884.Around 1846. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873. Portrait of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales.1901. Luke Fildes Painter 1843-1927. Coronation Portrait of Edward VII King United Kingdom 1841-1910.1911. Luke Fildes Painter 1843-1927. Drawing of Edward VII King United Kingdom 1841-1910 on his deathbed.1937. Philip de László Painter 1869-1937. Portrait of Prince Arthur Windsor 1st Duke Connaught and Strathearn 1850-1942.In 1908 John Singer Sargent Painter 1856-1925. Portrait of Prince Arthur Windsor 1st Duke Connaught and Strathearn 1850-1942.Around 1862. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873. Victoria Empress Germany Queen Consort Prussia 1840-1901 and Frederick III King Prussia 1831-1888 and their chlidren.Around 1842 . John Phillip Painter 1817-1867. Victorias Wedding with Victoria Empress Germany Queen Consort Prussia 1840-1901 and Frederick III King Prussia 1831-18881840. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873. Portrait of Princess Victoria Saxe Coburg Gotha 1822-1857 around the time of her marriage to Prince Louis Duke Nemours 1814-1896 on 26 Apr 1840.

Marriage of the future King Edward VII and Alexandra

On 10 Mar 1863 Edward VII King United Kingdom 1841-1910 (21) and Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England 1844-1925 (18) were married (he was her fourth cousin) at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle. She a 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

Around 1846. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873. Portrait of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales.1901. Luke Fildes Painter 1843-1927. Coronation Portrait of Edward VII King United Kingdom 1841-1910.1911. Luke Fildes Painter 1843-1927. Drawing of Edward VII King United Kingdom 1841-1910 on his deathbed.1901. Luke Fildes Painter 1843-1927. Coronation Portrait of Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England 1844-1925.

On 13 Mar 1879 Prince Arthur Windsor 1st Duke Connaught and Strathearn 1850-1942 (28) and Luise Margarete Alexandra Victoria Agnes Hohenzollern Duchess Connaught and Strathearn 1860-1917 (18) were married at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle. He a Son of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

1937. Philip de László Painter 1869-1937. Portrait of Prince Arthur Windsor 1st Duke Connaught and Strathearn 1850-1942.In 1908 John Singer Sargent Painter 1856-1925. Portrait of Prince Arthur Windsor 1st Duke Connaught and Strathearn 1850-1942.

On 27 Apr 1882 Leopold Saxe Coburg Gotha 1st Duke Albany 1853-1884 (29) and Helena Waldeck Duchess Albany were married at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle. She  by marriage Duchess Albany. He a Son of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

On 05 Apr 1884 Leopold Saxe Coburg Gotha 1st Duke Albany 1853-1884 was buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

On 27 Oct 1897 Princess Mary Adelaide Hanover 1833-1897 (63) died at White Lodge Richmond Park Richmond. He was buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

On 27 Jan 1900 Francis Teck 1837-1900 was buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

Marriage of Princess Alice and Alexander Teck

On 10 Feb 1904 Alexander Teck 1st Earl Athlone 1874-1957 (30) and Princess Alice Countess Athlone 1883-1981 (20) were married (he was her second cousin once removed) at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle. He a Great Grand Son of George III King Great Britain and Ireland. She a Grand Daughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

On 20 May 1910 Edward VII King United Kingdom 1841-1910 was buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

Around 1846. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873. Portrait of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales.1901. Luke Fildes Painter 1843-1927. Coronation Portrait of Edward VII King United Kingdom 1841-1910.1911. Luke Fildes Painter 1843-1927. Drawing of Edward VII King United Kingdom 1841-1910 on his deathbed.

On 24 Oct 1927 Adolphus Cambridge Duke Teck 1868-1927 (59) died. He was buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle. His son George Cambridge 2nd Marquess Cambridge 1895-1981 (32) succeeded 2nd Marquess Cambridge.

On 20 Apr 1928 Rupert Teck 1907-1928 was buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

On 30 Aug 1968 Princess Marina Glücksburg Duchess Kent 1906-1968 funeral was held at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle. She was buried in the Royal Burial Ground Frogmore Estate Home Park Windsor.

1934. Philip de László Painter 1869-1937. Portrait of Princess Marina Glücksburg Duchess Kent 1906-1968.1934. Philip de László Painter 1869-1937. Portrait of Princess Marina Glücksburg Duchess Kent 1906-1968.Around 1930. Simon Elwes Painter 1902-1975. Portrait of Princess Marina Glücksburg Duchess Kent 1906-1968.

Death of Edward IV

The History of King Richard the Third. This noble prince died at his palace of Westminster and, with great funeral honor and heaviness of his people from thence conveyed, was interred at Windsor. He was a king of such governance and behavior in time of peace (for in war each part must needs be another's enemy) that there was never any prince of this land attaining the crown by battle so heartily beloved by the substance of the people, nor he himself so specially in any part of his life as at the time of his death.

Altar St George's Chapel Windsor Castle, Berkshire

Funeral of Edward IV

On 20 Apr 1483 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 was buried at Altar St George's Chapel Windsor Castle. Thomas Rotherham Archbishop of York 1423-1500 (59) celebrated the mass. John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (58) attended. John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (21) was chief mourner. John Savage 1444-1492 and Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle 1462-1524 (21) were pall-bearers.

On 08 Jun 1492 Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (55) died at Bermondsey. She was buried at the Altar, St George's Chapel.

Henry VI King England II King France 1421-1471 was buried at Altar St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

Beaufort Chapel St George's Chapel Windsor Castle, Berkshire

On 21 Jan 1700 Henry Somerset 1st Duke Beaufort 1629-1700 (71) died at Badminton. He was buried at Beaufort Chapel St George's Chapel Windsor Castle. His grandson Henry Somerset 2nd Duke Beaufort 1684-1714 (15) succeeded 2nd Duke Beaufort.

Before 1699 Godfrey Kneller Painter 1646-1723. Portrait of Henry Somerset 1st Duke Beaufort 1629-1700.Around 1707. Michael Dahl Painter 1659-1743. Portrait of Henry Somerset 2nd Duke Beaufort 1684-1714. Powis Castle.

King George VI Memorial Chapel St George's Chapel Windsor Castle, Berkshire

Death of George VI Accession of Elizabeth II

On 06 Feb 1952 George VI King United Kingdom 1895-1952 (56) died at Sandringham Estate Sandringham. He was buried at King George VI Memorial Chapel St George's Chapel Windsor Castle. His daughter Elizabeth II Queen United Kingdom 1926- succeeded II King United Kingdom; she was at her Kenyan home Sagana Lodge.

1933. Philip de László Painter 1869-1937. Portrait of Elizabeth II Queen United Kingdom 1926-.

On 09 Feb 2002 Princess Margaret 1930-2002 (71) died at King Edward VII's Hospital. He was buried at King George VI Memorial Chapel St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

North Aisle St George's Chapel Windsor Castle, Berkshire

Execution of William Hastings by Richard III

On 13 Jun 1483 Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30) arranged a Council meeting at the Tower of London attended by William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (52), Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (63), Thomas Rotherham Archbishop of York 1423-1500 (59) and Henry Stafford 2nd Duke of Buckingham 1454-1483 (28). During the course of the evening Richgard accused William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (52), Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (63) and Thomas Rotherham Archbishop of York 1423-1500 (59) of treasonable conspiracy with the Queen (46).
William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (52) was beheaded at Tower Green Tower of London. He was buried in North Aisle St George's Chapel Windsor Castle next to Edward IV King England 1442-1483. His son Edward Hastings 2nd Baron Hastings Baron Botreaux 1466-1506 (16) succeeded 2nd Baron Hastings 2C 1430.
Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (63) and Thomas Rotherham Archbishop of York 1423-1500 (59) were arrested.

Quire St George's Chapel Windsor Castle, Berkshire

St Leger Chantry St George's Chapel Windsor Castle, Berkshire

On 14 Jan 1476 Anne St Leger Baroness Ros Helmsley 1476-1526 was born to Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (36) and Anne York Duchess Exeter 1439-1476 (36). Her mother (36) died in childbirth. She (36) was buried at St Leger Chantry St George's Chapel Windsor Castle. She a 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III England.

On 27 Oct 1513 George Manners 11th Baron Ros Helmsley 1470-1513 (43) died. He was buried at St Leger Chantry St George's Chapel Windsor Castle. On 27 Oct 1513 His son Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 (21) succeeded 12th Baron Ros Helmsley.

On 21 Apr 1526 Anne St Leger Baroness Ros Helmsley 1476-1526 (50) died. She was buried at St Leger Chantry St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.