Guard Chamber in Henry the Eighth's Gate in Windsor Castle, based on a sketch made by​ Sandhurst Military Academy drawing-master W. Alfred Delamotte​ for the seventh instalment of W. Harrison Ainsworth's Windsor Castle. An Historical Romance for the February 1843 number in Ainsworth's Magazine. Book the Second: "Herne the Hunter," Headpiece for Chapter IX, "Showing how Morgan Fenwolf escaped from the Garter Tower," p. 122:​9.2 cm high by 9.8 cm wide, framed. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]

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Half-an-hour afterwards Fenwolf was visited by the Duke of Suffolk and a canon of the college; and the guard-chamber being cleared, the duke enjoined him to make clear his bosom by confession.

"I hold it my duty to tell you, prisoner," said Suffolk, "that there is no hope of your life. The king's highness is determined to make a fearful example of you and all your companions in crime; but he does not seek to destroy your soul, and has therefore sent this holy man to you, with the desire that you may open your heart to him, and by confession and repentance save yourself from eternal perdition." [Chapter IX. "Showing how Morgan Fenwolf escaped from the Garter Tower," p. 122]

Other Views and Related Material on Windsor Castle


Ainsworth, William Harrison. Windsor Castle. An Historical Romance. Illustrated by George Cruikshank and Tony Johannot. With designs on wood by W. Alfred Delamotte. London: Routledge, 1880. Based on the Henry Colburn edition of 1844.

Patten, Robert L. Chapter 30, "The 'Hoc' Goes Down." George Cruikshank's Life, Times, and Art, vol. 2: 1835-1878. Rutgers, NJ: Rutgers U. P., 1991; London: The Lutterworth Press, 1996. Pp. 153-186.

Worth, George J. William Harrison Ainsworth. New York: Twayne, 1972.

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