History of St Paul's Cathedral

1501 Marriage of Arthur Tudor and Catherine of Aragon

1806 Funeral of Horatio Nelson

St Paul's Cathedral is in Castle Baynard.

On 07 Aug 1106 Henry Holy Roman Emperoir 1050-1106 (55) died. He was buried in St Paul's Cathedral. As a consequence of Henry Holy Roman Emperoir 1050-1106 (55) having been excommunicated he was moved six days later to an unconsecrated chapel near Liège.

In 1192 Roger Niger Bishop -1241 was appointed Canon St Paul's Cathedral.

Around 1359 Elizabeth Beauchamp Baroness Astley 1316-1359 (43) was buried at St Paul's Cathedral.

In 1449 Archbishop Lawrence Booth 1420-1480 (29) was appointed Prebendary St Paul's Cathedral.

In 1499 Robert Sherbourne Bishop 1453-1536 (46) was appointed Dean St Paul's Cathedral.

Marriage of Arthur Tudor and Catherine of Aragon

On 14 Nov 1501 Arthur Prince of Wales (15) and Catherine of Aragon (15) were married at St Paul's Cathedral by Henry Deane Archbishop of Canterbury -1503 assisted by William Warham Bishop of London (51). They were half third cousins once removed. He a son of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward III England. and a further eighteen bishops.
Cecily York Viscountess Welles 1469-1507 (32) bore the train, Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset 1477-1530 (24) was Chief Answerer. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl of Sussex 1483-1542 (18) and Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham 1478-1521 (23) attended.
Thomas Englefield Speaker of the House of Commons 1453-1514 was appointed Knight of the Bath.
Immediately after their marriage Arthur Prince of Wales (15) and Catherine of Aragon (15) resided at Tickenhill Manor Bewdley for a month.
Thereafter they travelled to Ludlow.

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Around 1500. Unknown Painter. Portrait of Arthur Tudor Prince of Wales 1486-1502.Around 1497. Juan de Flandes Painter 1440-1519. Portrait of Catherine of Aragon or Joanna "The Mad" Trastámara Queen Castile 1479-1555.Around 1520 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Catherine of Aragon.Before 1532 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Portrait of William Warham Archbishop of Canterbury 1450-1532.Around 1620 based on a work of 1526.Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Warham Archbishop of Canterbury 1450-1532.

On 02 Mar 1543 John Neville 3rd Baron Latimer of Snape 1493-1543 (49) died at London. He was buried at St Paul's Cathedral. His son John Neville 4th Baron Latimer of Snape 1520-1577 (23) succeeded 4th Baron Latimer of Snape.

In 1545 Dean William May -1560 was appointed Prebendary St Paul's Cathedral.

On 14 Apr 1629 Thomas Turner Dean Canterbury 1591-1672 (38) was collated by William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury 1573-1645 (55) to the Prebend of Newington in St Paul's Cathedral.

In 1631 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648. Portrait of William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury 1573-1645.Around 1636 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury 1573-1645. Wearing a black Chimere over his white Rochet.

In 1678 Edward Stillingfleet Bishop of Worcester 1635-1699 (42) was appointed Dean St Paul's Cathedral.

Around 1680 Mary Beale aka Cradock Painter 1633-1699. Portrait of Edward Stillingfleet Bishop of Worcester 1635-1699 when Dean of St Pauls.Around 1690 Mary Beale aka Cradock Painter 1633-1699 (attributed). Portrait of Edward Stillingfleet Bishop of Worcester 1635-1699.

John Evelyn's Diary 05 May 1681. 05 May 1681. Came to dine with me Sir William Fermor (32), of Northamptonshire, and Sir Christopher Wren (57), his Majesty's (50) architect and surveyor, now building the Cathedral of St. Paul, and the column in memory of the city's conflagration, and was in hand with the building of fifty parish churches. A wonderful genius had this incomparable person.

John Evelyn's Diary 15 March 1684. 15 Mar 1684. At Whitehall preached Mr. Henry Godolphin (35), a prebend of St. Paules, and brother to my deare friend Sydnie (38), on 55 Isaiah 7. I dined at the Lord Keeper's (46), and brought to him Sir John Chardin (40), who shewed him his accurate draughts of his travells in Persia.

John Evelyn's Diary 05 October 1694. 05 Oct 1694. I went to St. Paul's to see the choir, now finished as to the stone work, and the scaffold struck both without and within, in that part. Some exceptions might perhaps be taken as to the placing columns on pilasters at the east tribunal. As to the rest it is a piece of architecture without reproach. The pulling out the forms, like drawers, from under the stalls, is ingenious. I went also to see the building beginning near St. Giles's, where seven streets make a star from a Doric pillar placed in the middle of a circular area; said to be built by Mr. Neale, introducer of the late lotteries, in imitation of those at Venice, now set up here, for himself twice, and now one for the State.

John Evelyn's Diary 02 February 1696. 02 Feb 1696. An extraordinary wet season, though temperate as to cold. The "Royal Sovereign" man-of-war burned at Chatham. It was built in 1637, and having given occasion to the levy of ship money was perhaps the cause of all the after troubles to this day. An Earthquake in Dorsetshire by Portland, or rather a sinking of the ground suddenly for a large space, near the quarries of stone, hindering the conveyance of that material for the finishing St. Paul's.

John Evelyn's Diary 05 December 1697. 05 Dec 1697. Was the first Sunday that St. Paul's had had service performed in it since it was burned in 1666.

John Evelyn's Diary 08 November 1702. 08 Nov 1702. My kinsman, John Evelyn, of Nutfield, a young and very hopeful gentleman, and Member of Parliament, after having come to Wotton to see me, about fifteen days past, went to London and there died of the smallpox. He left a brother, a commander in the army in Holland, to inherit a fair estate.
Our affairs in so prosperous a condition both by sea and land, that there has not been so great an union in Parliament, Court, and people, in memory of man, which God in mercy make us thankful for, and continue! The Bishop of Exeter (52) preached before the Queen (37) and both Houses of Parliament at St. Paul's; they were wonderfully huzzaed in their passage, and splendidly entertained in the city.

On 14 Jul 1707 Henry Godolphin 1648-1733 (58) was appointed Dean St Paul's Cathedral.

On 13 Aug 1719 Thomas Trollope 4th Baronet 1691-1784 (27) and Diana Middleton 1691-1783 (27) were married at St Paul's Cathedral.

In 1720 William Wentworth 4th Baronet 1690-1763 (30) and Diana Blackett 1703-1742 (17) were married at St Paul's Cathedral.

On 31 Jan 1724 Jacob Bouverie 1st Viscount Folkestone 1694-1761 (29) and Mary Clarke -1739 were married at St Paul's Cathedral.

On 02 May 1732 Robert Petre 8th Baron Petre 1713-1742 (18) and Mary Radclyffe 1714-1760 (18) were married in St Paul's Cathedral. They were third cousins once removed. She a great granddaughter of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.

On 24 May 1740 Joseph Butler Bishop 1692-1792 (48) was appointed Dean St Paul's Cathedral.

Around 1750. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768 (52). The City from near the Terrace of Somerset House with St Paul's Cathedral.

Around 1750. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. The City from near the Terrace of Somerset House with St Paul's Cathedral.

Around 1754. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768 (56). St Paul's Cathedral.

Around 1754. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. St Paul's Cathedral.

On 02 Aug 1788 Joshua Reynolds Painter 1723-1788 (65) died at his home in Leicester Fields. He was buried in St Paul's Cathedral. He bequesthed his niece Mary Palmer Marchioness Thomond 1750-1820 (38) £100,000 in his will.

After 1800. Thomas Lawrence Painter 1769-1830. Portrait of Mary Palmer Marchioness Thomond 1750-1820.Around 1800. Thomas Phillips Painter 1770-1845. Portrait of Mary Palmer Marchioness Thomond 1750-1820.

Funeral of Horatio Nelson

On 09 Jan 1806 the funeral of Horatio Nelson 1st Viscount Nelson 1758-1805 (47) was held at St Paul's Cathedral.

Before 1822 Arthur William Devis Painter 1762-1822. Portrait of Horatio Nelson 1st Viscount Nelson 1758-1805.1807. Arthur William Devis Painter 1762-1822. Portrait of The Death of Horatio Nelson 1st Viscount Nelson 1758-1805.Before 1805 John Hoppner Painter 1758-1810. Portrait of Horatio Nelson 1st Viscount Nelson 1758-1805.

On 18 Nov 1852 Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke Wellington 1769-1852 (83) was buried at St Paul's Cathedral.

Around 1816. Thomas Lawrence Painter 1769-1830. Portrait of Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke Wellington 1769-1852.

On 24 Jun 1878 Archbishop William Dalrymple Maclagan 1826-1910 (52) was consecrated Bishop of Lichfield by Archbishop Campbell Tait 1811-1882 (66) at St Paul's Cathedral.

On 24 Jun 1896 William Charles de Meuron "Billy" Wentworth-Fitzwilliam 7th Earl Fitzwilliam 1872-1943 (23) and Maud Frederica Elizabeth Dundas Countess Fitzwilliam 1877-1967 (18) were married at St Paul's Cathedral. They were third cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.

On 07 Sep 1910 William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (83) died. He was buried at St Paul's Cathedral.

On 29 Jul 1981 Charles Windsor Prince of Wales 1948- (32) and Diana Spencer Princess Wales 1961-1997 (20) were married at St Paul's Cathedral. He a son of Elizabeth II Queen United Kingdom 1926-. She by marriage Princess of Wales.

Gregory's Churchyard St Paul's Cathedral, Castle Baynard, City of London

John Evelyn's Diary 05 June 1698. 05 Jun 1698. Dr. White, late Bishop of Norwich, who had been ejected for not complying with Government, was buried in St. Gregory's Churchyard, or vault, at St. Paul's. His hearse was accompanied by two non-juror bishops, Dr. Turner of Ely, and Dr. Lloyd, with forty other non-juror clergymen, who would not stay the Office of the burial, because the Dean of St. Paul's had appointed a conforming minister to read the Office; at which all much wondered, there being nothing in that Office which mentioned the present King.

Jesus Chapel St Paul's Cathedral, Castle Baynard, City of London

Chronicle of Greyfriars King Edward VI. 26 Feb 1552. Item the xxvj. day of the same monyth, the wyche was fryday, was hongyd at Towre hylle sir Myllys Partryge knyght, the wych playd wyth kynge Henry the viiite at dysse for the grett belfery that stode in Powlles church-yerdea; and sir Raffe Vane, theys too ware hongyd. Also sir Myhyll Stonnappe (45) and sir Thomas Arndelle (50), theys too ware beheddyd at that same tyme. And theis iiij. knyghttes confessyd that they ware never gyltd for soche thynges as was layd unto their charge, and dyde in that same oppinion.
The daye before endyd the parlament.
Note a. "Neere unto this schoole (St. Paul's) on the north side thereof, was (of old time) a great and high Clochier or Bell-house, foure-square, builded of stone, and in the same a most strong frame of timber, with foure bells, the greatest that I have heard; these were called Jesus' bells, and belonged to Jesus' Chappell, but I know not by whose gifte. The same had a great spire of timber covered with lead, with the image of Saint Paul on the top, but was pulled down by sir Miles Partridge knight, in the reigne of Henry the Eighth. The common speech was, that hee did set one hundred pounds upon a cast at dice against it, and so wonne the said clochier and bells of the king, and then causing the bells to be broken as they hung, the rest was pulled downe." Stowe's Survay.

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Diary of Henry Machyn January 1560. 03 Jan 1560. The iij day of January was cared from Knyghtryder-stret unto Jhesus chapell under Powlles with prestes and clarkes syngyng my good lade Shandos (68) wedow, with ij harolds of armes, with v baners of armes of her hosbandes and hers and of her petegre, and iiij dosen skochyons, and the chyrche wher hangyd with blake and armes; and a sermon; and after to her plasse to dener.

Diary of Henry Machyn November 1558. 22 Nov 1588. The xxij day of November was bered in Jhesus chapell master Robertt Jonsun gentyllman, and (blank) to the byshope (of) Lundon, Boner (88); with ij whyt branchys and xiiij grett stayff-torchys, and iiij grett tapurs, and ii dosen and d' [a half] of skochyons of armes; and mony morners in blake, and all the masters of Jhesus with ther blake saten hodes, and a xxx morners; and the morow masse and a sermon, and after a grett dener, and a dolle of money.