St George’s Chapel, Windsor

GBP £24.95



ISBN: 978-1-904832-55-3

160 Pages

254 x 229 mm (9 x 10 in)

140 duotone photographs

September 2008


A stunning publication on the Queen’s Free Chapel of St George at Windsor Castle, which captures, in traditional black and white film photography both the public and the intimate
face of the Chapel.

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Published on the occasion of the 660th anniversary of the Chapel, this book offers an insider’s view of St George’s ranging from the calm of daily liturgical life, to the splendour of Garter Day, the Royal Victorian Order and the festivities of Christmas, Easter and Pentecost. This collection of evocative images presents a unique slice of British history and culture as revealed through the daily life and use of the Chapel.

Over the course of eighteen months between 2005 and 2007, writer and photographer Eleanor Curtis was given unprecedented and privileged access to St George’s Chapel. The result is a body of photographs which reveal both the function and the spirit of the building, as well as the drama of its architecture and the lives and duties of the staff who work there and in St George’s College. These include photographs of HM The Queen and the Royal Family in attendance at religious services and ceremonial occasions there, including the special service to celebrate the Queen’s 80th birthday.

Eleanor Curtis’s discreet and detailed approach to photography captures the essence and spirit of St George’s Chapel.

Author biographies

Eleanor Curtis is a writer and photographer. She has worked as a reporter, feature writer and photographer for Reuters, Financial Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Independent and Irish Times on the Middle East and Angola (1996-2001).

Table of Contents

  1. Foreword by the Dean of Windsor
  2. Introduction
  3. Architecture
  4. History and Tradition
  5. Festivities
  6. Music
  7. Military
  8. Foundations
  9. Daily Life