Within Westminster Abbey sits a monument to a mighty King, and to mark the 600th anniversary of his greatest victory, it is to be opened to the public.

Henry V’s funeral took place in November 1422, at which four horses drew the chariot carrying his coffin into the Nave as far as the choir screen.

Henry had directed that a chantry chapel should be raised over his body, at the eastern end of the Confessor’s chapel.

It is this chantry chapel that will be opened to the public. Apart from occasional filming or photography, it has never been seen by the general public.

Tour places will be allocated by ballot available here on Tues 22nd Sept.

Due to the size of the chapel, each tour is limited to six people. Entry will be via online ballot. Entry is free. Three names will be picked out of the ballot for each tour, and they will be able to attend with a guest of their choice.

Tours will take place on Saturday 24th October.

In related information, a service to mark the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt will be held in the Abbey on 29th October, and you can request tickets here.


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