Burial places of British monarchs

Burial places of monarchs in the British Isles

A record of the burial places of monarchs who have reigned in some part of the British Isles (currently includes only the monarchs of Scotland, England or Great Britain, and the United Kingdom).

Monarchs of England (to 1603)

Pre-conquest

Name Death Place of burial Image
Egbert 839 Old Minster, Winchester bones now in Winchester Cathedral
Æthelwulf 855 Steyning Church, then the Old Minster, Winchester bones now in Winchester Cathedral
Æthelbald 860 Sherborne Abbey, Dorset
Æthelbert 866 Sherborne Abbey, Dorset
Æthelred I 871 Wimborne Minster, Dorset
Alfred the Great 899 originally Old Minster, Winchester moved to New Minster then Hyde Abbey
Edward the Elder 924 New Minster, Winchester moved to Hyde Abbey
Æthelstan 939 Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire
Edmund I 946 Glastonbury Abbey
Edred 955 Old Minster, Winchester bones now in Winchester Cathedral
Eadwig (Edwy) 959 Winchester Cathedral
Edgar 975 Glastonbury Abbey
Edward, the Martyr 978 Shaftesbury Abbey, Dorset
Ethelred the Unready 1016 Old St Paul's Cathedral
Edmund Ironside 1016 Glastonbury Abbey
Svein, Forkbeard 1014 Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark
Canute the Great 1035 Old Minster, Winchester now in Winchester Cathedral
Harold Harefoot 1040 St Clement Danes, London
Harthacanute 1042 Winchester Cathedral
Edward the Confessor 1066 Westminster Abbey
Harold Godwinson 1066 Waltham Abbey, Essex

Post-conquest

Name Death Place of burial Image
William I (the Conqueror) 1087 Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Caen, Normandy
William II (Rufus) 1100 Winchester Cathedral
Henry I 1135 Reading Abbey, Berkshire
Stephen 1154 Faversham Abbey, Kent
Empress Matilda 1167 Rouen Cathedral, Normandy, France
Henry II 1189 Fontevraud Abbey, Anjou, France
Richard I 1199 Fontevraud Abbey, Anjou, France (His heart was buried at Rouen)
John 1216 Worcester Cathedral
Henry III of England 1272 Edward the Confessor's Chapel, Westminster Abbey
Edward I 1307 Edward the Confessor's Chapel, Westminster Abbey
Edward II 1327 Gloucester Cathedral
Edward III 1377 Edward the Confessor's Chapel, Westminster Abbey
Richard II 1400 Edward the Confessor's Chapel, Westminster Abbey
Henry IV 1413 Canterbury Cathedral
Henry V 1422 Westminster Abbey
Henry VI 1471 Windsor Castle (reburied in St George's Chapel 1484)
Edward IV 1483 St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
Edward V ?1483 traditionally believed murdered and buried secretly in the Tower of London
Richard III 1485 tomb at Leicester Cathedral, body lost
Henry VII 1509 Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey
Henry VIII 1547 St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
Edward VI 1553
Lady Jane Grey 1554 St Peter ad Vincula (London), Tower of London
Mary I 1558 Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey
Elizabeth I 1603 Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey

Monarchs of Scotland (to 1603)

Name Death Place of burial Image
Kenneth MacAlpin 858 Iona Abbey
Donald I 862 Iona Abbey
Constantine I 877 Iona Abbey
Áed 878 Iona Abbey
Eochaid Unknown Unknown
Giric 889 Iona Abbey
Donald II 900 Iona Abbey
Constantine II 952 Culdee monastery at St Andrews (probable)
Malcolm I 954 Iona Abbey
Indulf 962 Iona Abbey
Dub 967 Iona Abbey
Cuilén 972 Iona Abbey
Kenneth II 995 Iona Abbey
Constantine III 997 Iona Abbey
Kenneth III 1005 Iona Abbey
Malcolm II 1034 Iona Abbey
Duncan I 1040 Iona Abbey
Macbeth 1057 Iona Abbey
Lulach 1058 Iona Abbey
Malcolm Canmore 1093 Tynemouth, then moved to Dunfermline Abbey
Donald III after 1097 Iona Abbey
Edgar 1107 Dunfermline Abbey
Alexander I 1124 Dunfermline Abbey
David I 1153 Dunfermline Abbey
Malcolm IV 1165 Dunfermline Abbey
William I 1214 Arbroath Abbey
Alexander II 1249 Melrose Abbey
Alexander III 1286 Dunfermline Abbey
Margaret, Maid of Norway 1290 Christ's Kirk, Bergen
John Balliol 1313 France?
Robert the Bruce 1329 body interred at Dunfermline Abbey His heart was removed, taken on Crusade, then buried at Melrose Abbey
David II 1371 Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh
Robert II 1390 Scone Abbey
Robert III 1406 Paisley Abbey
James I 1437 Carthusian Priory, Perth
James II 1460 Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh
James III 1488 Cambuskenneth Abbey
James IV 1513 probably displayed at Monastery of Sheen, London afterwards unknown
James V 1542 Holyrood Abbey Edinburgh
Mary, Queen of Scots 1587 Peterborough Cathedral (1588-1612) then Westminster Abbey

Monarchs since 1603

(of England, and Scotland (1603-1707); of Great Britain (1707-1801); of United Kingdom (1801-present))
Name Death Place of burial Image
James I and VI 1625 Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey
Charles I 1649 St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
Oliver Cromwell (Protector) 1658 Tyburn, London. Moved from Westminster Abbey in 1660 and dumped in a pit after posthumous execution.
Richard Cromwell (Protector) 1712
Charles II 1685 Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey
James II and VII 1684 Chapel of St Edmund, Church of the English Benedictines, Rue St. Jacques, Paris (lost at the French Revolution)
Mary II 1694 Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey
William II 1702 Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey
Anne 1714 Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey
George I 1727 Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany
George II 1760 Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey
George III 1820 St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
George IV 1830 St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
William IV 1837 St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
Victoria 1901 Frogmore, Windsor
Edward VII 1910 St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
George V 1936 St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
Edward VIII 1972 Royal burial ground at Frogmore, Windsor
George VI 1952 St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle

Jacobite pretenders

Name Death Place of burial Image
James Stuart ('Old Pretender') Charles Edward Stuart ('Bonnie Prince Charlie')

Henry Benedict Stuart

1766

1788

1807

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican (see also Monument to the Royal Stuarts)

Other Royal burials (by place)

Name Image Whom interred
Duchess of Kent's Mausoleum, Frogmore Princess Victoria (1861)
Royal Mausoleum, Frogmore Prince Albert (1861)
St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle Queen Elizabeth Woodville (1492) Queen Jane Seymour (1537) Princess Amelia (1810) Princess Augusta (1813) Princess Charlotte (1817) Queen Charlotte (1818) Prince Edward (1820) Prince Frederick (1827) Princess Augusta (1840) Queen Adelaide (1849) Prince Leopold (1884) Prince Albert Victor (1892) Princess Mary Adelaide (1897) Prince Francis (1900) Queen Alexandra (1925) Prince Adolphus (1930) Princess Augusta (1930) Queen Mary (1953) Princess Margaret (ashes 2002) Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (2002)
Royal burial ground, Frogmore Princess Helena Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught Princess Louise. Prince William of Gloucester (1972) Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester Prince George, Duke of Kent Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent Wallis Simpson (1986) Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone The Earl of Athlone Viscount Trematon Lady May Abel Smith Sir Henry Abel Smith
Althorp Diana, Princess of Wales (1997)
Westminster Abbey Matilda of Scotland (1118) Anne Neville (1485) Anne of Cleves (1557) Elizabeth of Bohemia (1662) Caroline of Ansbach Prince George of Denmark Anne of Denmark (1619) Elizabeth of York Catherine of Valois Anne of Bohemia Philippa of Hainault Eleanor of Castile Edith of Wessex (1079)
St Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London Anne Boleyn (1536) Catherine Howard (1542) Lady Jane Gray (1554) Guildford Dudley (1554)
St Mildred's Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight Princess Beatrice (1944) and Prince Henry of Battenberg (1896)

Sources

Burial Places of the Kings & Queens of Britain britannia.com (Accessed June 20th 2007 - NB contains errors)

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