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St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle - United Kingdom: Windsor. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
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St George's Chapel is part of a palace complex in Windsor, near London. Windsor Castle has been the official residence of British monarchs for many centuries. Of course, the royal residence could not exist without its own "home" church. At first it was a small chapel, but in the XIV-XV centuries it was rebuilt into a large temple in the Gothic style. The remains of King Henry VIII and Jane Seymour are buried here. The temple was badly damaged by looters during the civil wars and church reforms, but under Queen Victoria, the chapel regained its former splendor. Victoria's husband, Prince Consort Albert, was buried here.
In 1348, the Noble Order of the Garter was founded - the highest knightly order in Great Britain and one of the oldest knightly orders in the world. St George's Chapel in Windsor became the Order's Church. Here, a place is assigned to each knight of the order, and under the arches of the temple you can see the coats of arms of the now healthy knights. Every June, there are ceremonies and a procession of the Order's knights in Windsor.
St George's Chapel in Windsor (like some other churches in the United Kingdom) is not subordinate to the bishop, but directly to the British monarch as the head of the Anglican Church.
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