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  1. Richard I

    • Born: 8 September 1157
    • Died: 6 April 1199
    • Coronation: 3 September 1189

    Richard I's coronation took place in the Abbey on 3 September 1189 and is the first for which a detailed account exists (the account is at the Bodleian Library, Oxford). Buried in France.

  2. Henry III

    • Born: 1 October 1207
    • Died: 16 November 1272
    • Coronation: 17 May 1220
    • Location in the Abbey: Shrine
    • Type of Memorial: Tomb

    Henry was born at Winchester Castle, son of King John. His tomb in St Edward's chapel has a fine gilt bronze effigy by William Torel. Click on the blue name to expand this entry.

  3. George IV

    • Born: 12 August 1762
    • Died: 26 June 1830
    • Coronation: 19 July 1821

    George was the eldest son of George III and Queen Charlotte and was born on 12 August 1762 at St James’ Palace. He is buried at Windsor.

  4. Henry VIII

    • Born: 28 June 1491
    • Died: 28 January 1547
    • Coronation: 24 June 1509

    Henry was the second son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York and was born at Greenwich Palace on 28 June 1491.He lies buried with Jane Seymour at Windsor.

  5. William IV

    • Born: 21 August 1765
    • Died: 20 June 1837
    • Coronation: 8 September 1831

    William IV and Queen Adelaide were crowned on 8 September 1831.For the first time a special annexe had been built outside the west front of the Abbey to marshal the processions. Buried at Windsor.

  6. Edward VII

    • Born: 9 November 1841
    • Died: 6 May 1910
    • Coronation: 9 August 1902

    Albert Edward, the eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, was born on 9 November 1841. He is buried at Windsor.

  7. George III

    • Born: 4 June 1738
    • Died: 29 January 1820
    • Coronation: 22 September 1761

    George was the eldest son of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales (son of George II) and his wife Augusta and was born in London on 4 June 1738. Buried at Windsor.

  8. William II

    • Died: 2 August 1100
    • Coronation: 26 September 1087

    William was crowned in Westminster Abbey on Sunday 26 September 1087. He is buried in Winchester cathedral.

  9. Edward III and Philippa of Hainault

    • Born: 13 November 1312
    • Died: 21 June 1377
    • Coronation: 2 February 1328
    • Location in the Abbey: Shrine
    • Type of Memorial: Tomb

    Edward III was born at 5.40am – the first English king to have the exact time of his birth recorded. Both monarchs have tomb effigies -that of Philippa is by Hennequin de Liege.Edward's funeral effigy still survives.

  10. Charles II

    • Born: 29 May 1630
    • Died: 6 February 1685
    • Coronation: 23 April 1661
    • Burial: 14 February 1685
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Vault

    Charles II was born on 29 May 1630, son of Charles I and Henrietta Maria.He lies buried in the Stuart vault in Henry VII's chapel and his fine wax effigy still survives in the Abbey collection.

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