Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Royal Burials

Richard III was not the only British Monarch whose body is believed to be missing. There is some doubt about the bones of Edward V (one of the Princes in the Tower) in Westminster Abbey, and not to mention Stephen, James II, and others. Below is a list of where every English monarch since 1066 is believed to be buried. The word probably, denotes that the location of the remains are in doubt

William I 1066-1087 (Caen, France)
William II 1087-1100 (Winchester Cathedral)
Henry I 1100-1135 (Prob under St James's School, Berkshire)
Matilda (disputed reign) (Rouén Cathedral, France)
Stephen 1135-1154 (Prob Faversham Church, Kent)
Henry II 1154-1189 (Fontevraud Abbey, France)
Richard I 1189-1199 (Fontevraud Abbey, France)
John 1199-1216 (Worcester Cathedral)
Henry III 1216-1272 (Westminster Abbey)
Edward I 1272-1307 (Westminster Abbey)
Edward II 1307-1327 (Gloucester Cathedral)
Edward III 1327-1377 (Westminster Abbey)
Richard II 1377-1399 (Westminster Abbey)
Henry IV 1399-1413 (Westminster Abbey)
Henry V 1413-1422 (Westminster Abbey)
Henry VI 1422-1461, 1470-1471 (Windsor Castle)
Edward IV 1461-1470, 1471-1483 (Windsor Castle)
Edward V 1483 (Probably Westminster Abbey)
Richard III 1483-1485 (Leicester University, due to be reburied at Leicester Cathedral, or at York)
Henry VII 1485-1509 (Westminster Abbey)
Henry VIII 1509-1547 (Windsor Castle)
Edward VI 1547-1553 (Westminster Abbey)
Jane 1553 (Tower of London)
Mary I 1553-1558 (Westminster Abbey)
Elizabeth I 1558-1603 (Westminster Abbey)
James I 1603-1625 (Westminster Abbey)
Charles I 1625-1649 (Windsor Castle)
Charles II 1660-1685 (Westminster Abbey)
James II 1685-1688 (Probably St Germain Le Laye, France)
William III 1689-1702 and Mary II 1689-1694 (Westminster Abbey)
Anne 1702-1714 (Westminster Abbey)
George I 1714-1727 (Herrinhausen, Germany)
George II 1727-1760 (Westminster Abbey)
George III 1760-1820 (Windsor Castle)
George IV 1820-1830 (Windsor Castle)
William IV 1830-1837 (Windsor Castle)
Victoria 1837-1901 (Windsor Castle)
Edward VII 1901-1910 (Windsor Castle)
George V 1910-1936 (Windsor Castle)
Edward VIII 1936 (Windsor Castle)
George VI 1936-1952 (Windsor Castle)

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