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Friday, 22nd April 2016
The Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, celebrated Requiem Mass in the Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, on Thursday 21st April 2016, the Anniversary of the Death of King Henry VII.
Thursday, 15th March 2018
Westminster Abbey’s Dean & Chapter has commissioned a unique series of watercolours of the interior and precincts of the Abbey church by the artist Alexander Creswell.
Mary Tudor was the daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. She was crowned in the Abbey on 1st October 1553 and lies buried with Elizabeth I.
James is buried in the north aisle of Henry VII's chapel. He was an MP, cofferer to the Prince of Wales and Secretary of State.
Christopher B. Mitchell was a generous donor to the Westminster Abbey restoration appeal, which culminated in the restoration of Henry VII's Lady Chapel in 1995.
David Croft was a generous donor to the Westminster Abbey restoration appeal which culminated in the cleaning of Henry VII's Lady chapel in 1995.
A kneeling figure of Lord Darnley can be seen on the monument of his mother Margaret Douglas, in the south aisle of Henry VII's chapel.
Lord Sainsbury was a generous donor to the Westminster Abbey Appeal Fund which raised millions for restoring the exterior of the Abbey and Lady Chapel.
Dame Sophy (or Soffy) Auguste de Geminghen was buried in the Duke of Ormond's vault at the east end of Henry VII's chapel.
Mena Lee Griffiths was a generous benefactor to the Westminster Abbey restoration appeal which culminated in the cleaning of Henry VII's Lady Chapel.
Politician and Lawyer
John Bradshaw, lawyer, politician and regicide, was buried on 22nd November 1659 with his wife in Henry VII's chapel. His body was later dis-interred.
Wilfred Thomas Edwards was a generous benefactor to the Westminster Abbey restoration appeal which culminated in the cleaning of Henry VII's Lady Chapel in 1995.
Stanley Ho and his wife Lucina were generous donors to the Westminster Abbey Appeal for the restoration of the Lady Chapel. Each has a window.
Philanthropist and Sailor
John Latsis, Greek businessman, shipping and oil magnate and banker, was a generous donor to the Westminster Abbey Restoration Appeal.
William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood, was commander of the new Australian and New Zealand contingents (ANZACS) in the Great War 1914.
In Henry VII's chapel is a small tablet in memory of Cecil Rhodes. This was given by officials and businessmen from Southern Rhodesia in 1953.
Several members of the Bentinck family are buried in the Ormond vault at the eastern end of Henry VII's chapel in Westminster Abbey.
Soldier and Airman
In the Lady Chapel is a sword purchased by Officers of the Order of the Bath from a bequest left by Sir Charles Longcroft.
Politician and Soldier
Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery, Baron Boyle of Marston, Baron of Broghill in Ireland, Knight of the Thistle, was buried on 11 September 1731.
Sibell, Countess Grosvenor gave money in 1924 for a new altar to be erected in the south aisle of Henry VII's chapel in Westminster Abbey.