St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England

The first Chapel of St. George was built within Windsor Castle by King Edward I during the 13th century. Unsatisfied with his grandfather’s efforts, King Edward III had the chapel rebuilt in the Lower Ward circa 1337. However, it was Edward IV who started the present building in 1475 during his second reign as England’s king. The Royal Chapel was not completed until 1528 during the reign of Henry VIII. Several monarchs and their queens plus princes and princesses are buried here. The chapel’s namesake is Saint George, a Roman soldier who was executed in 303 for not recanting his Christian beliefs. He is also England’s patron saint.


3 The Cloisters, Windsor SL4 1NJ, UK


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