Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - St. George's Chapel, Windsor : The Choir

St. George's Chapel, Windsor - photograph


How richly adorned is the choir of St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle may be gathered from this picture, which shows the splendid carved stalls of the Knights of the Garter, and above them the Knights' banners, emblazoned with armorial bearings, and drooping over their swords, mantles, and crests. The brass plates which are visible below, constitute a record of the living and dead members of this illustrious Order. The Sovereign and princes of the blood have stalls, resplendent in purple and gold, under the organ gallery; and in the centre of the choir is the vault containing the remains of Henry VIII., Jane Seymour, and Charles I. The east window is a memorial to Prince Albert, designed by Sir Gilbert Scott ; below it is an elaborate alabaster reredos.