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SPLENDOUR OF HERALDRY AND PAINTED GLASS IN THE CHAPEL OF THE GARTER

SPLENDOUR OF HERALDRY AND PAINTED GLASS IN THE CHAPEL OF THE GARTER

Most of St. George's Chapel was built during the reigns of Edward IV and Henry VII, and Henry VIII completed it. But the honour of its founding belongs to Edward III, who initiated the Order of the Garter, though the chapel used by the original knights was slightly to the east of the present site. Notice that the West Window occupies the greatest possible space, as though the entire west of the building were of stained glass and stone tracery. Over the carved stalls droop the banners of the knights and their swords and shields hang from the wall.

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