| Another gem that we weren't allowed to photograph was St George's Chapel. I bought the guide book for that too. It contains some spectacular pictures. The Chapel is the resting place of ten sovereigns. Founded by Edward IV in 1475 and completed by Henry VIII, the Chapel is dedicated to the patron saint of the Order of the Garter, Britain's highest Order of Chivalry, and ranks among the finest examples of late medieval architecture in the United Kingdom. I saw the final resting place of Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Henry VIII and Jane Seymore among others.
On 20th November 1992, a fire broke out in Windsor Castle. It began in the Private Chapel when a spotlight came into contact with a curtain over a long period of time and ignited the material. It took 15 hours and a million and a half gallons of water to put out the blaze. Nine principal rooms and over 100 other rooms over an area of 9,000 square metres were damaged or destroyed by the fire, approximately one-fifth of the Castle area. The next five years were spent restoring the Castle to its former glory, resulting in the greatest historic building project to have been undertaken in Britain in the twentieth century.