Plaque

The Queen's Chapel

Inscription

The Queen's Chapel, St. James's Palace
Designed by Inigo Jones, the búilding of the Queen's Chapel was begun in 1623 for the use of the Spanish Infanta on her proposed marriage to the then Prince Charles.
This marriage did not take place, and the chapel was completed by 1627 for Henrietta Maria, whom Charles I married on 1st May, 1625.
Used as a barracks from 1642, it was restored as a chapel upon the marriage of Charles II to Catherine of Braganza in 1662, who established a friary in its grounds. Mary of Modena worshipped here until 1688, after which it was given over to reformed worship by William III.

Site: The Queen's Chapel (1 memorial)

SW1, Marlborough Road, St James's Palace

The plaque is the one on the right.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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The Queen's Chapel

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Catherine of Braganza

Queen of King Charles II. Born at the Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa, Portugal. ...

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King Charles II

Reigned: 1660 - 1685. Born at St James's Palace. The son of the beheaded Char...

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King Charles I

Born Fife. Until the age of 11 he was only the 'spare' but then his 18-year o...

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Queen Henrietta Maria

Born at the Louvre Palace in Paris on 16 or 26 November, daughter of the King...

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Inigo Jones

Architect and stage designer. Born near Smithfield. Never married. He studied...

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