Issue Date: 15/02/2017
Issue Name: 100 Years of the House of Windsor Stamps from the Miniature Sheet
Producer: Buckingham Covers
On the 17th July 1917, George V declared that the Royal family would henceforth be known as the House of Windsor. In February 2017, Royal Mail are releasing a set of stamps celebrating Windsor Castle, the historical seat of the Monarchy. What better way to honour the first century of this illustrious Royal House than with this superb cover celebrating the castle and it namesake - The House of Windsor.
Windsor Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in the world and the Queen’s home. Following the mass celebrations of her 90th birthday last year why not celebrate our wonderful Windsor Castle with a beautiful souvenir stamps collectable.
St George's Chapel
St George's Chapel is the place of worship at Windsor Castle in England, United Kingdom. It is both a royal peculiar and the chapel of the Order of the Garter. Building began within the Castle in 1475 and Henry VII completed the nave and extraordinary stone vaulted ceiling. Finally Henry VIII completed building work by 1528. The architecture is renowned as among the finest examples of Gothic in the UK – the late medieval style of English architecture.
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Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Peter Pearson CB CBE is a former British Army officer who became Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.