Who is buried at Westminster Abbey?
Westminster Abbey is one of the most iconic landmarks in London, and its capital in the capital is only going to
go up after playing host to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, September 19.
Since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066, all coronations of English and British monarchs have occurred in
Westminster Abbey – meaning Charles III’s coronation is no doubt going to take place there too, whenever the time comes. It’s also
been host to sixteen royal weddings since 1100 – the last being that of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which saw the Abbey hit
capacity with over 2000 attendees. But if you’ve ever wanted to know more about the Abbey, from its slightly doomed history to the
notable celebrities, academics and figures buried there. The origins of Westminster Abbey can be traced back to the 1040s, when
King Edward (later St. Edward the Confessor) established his royal palace by the banks of the river Thames on land known as
Thorney Island. Nearby a small Benedictine monastery founded under the patronage of King Edgar and St Dunstan around 960A.D.