The city of Winchester in Hampshire was once the capital of
the major Anglo-Saxon
kingdom of Wessex. The city remained important under the Normans,
acting as joint capital with London into the 12th century.
Saxon Kings were buried in the 'Old' or 'New' Minsters which
don't exist anymore. Some of their remains are
now stored in caskets in Winchester
was also the burial place for two of the four Danish
Kings of England, King Canute and his son Harthacanute.
last monarch to be buried in the city was the Norman
king William II, killed by an arrow whilst hunting in the nearby
following is a list of the monarchs and consorts who are buried
in the Cathedral.