St George's Chapel - St Michael and the Dragon

Above the altar in St George’s Chapel is another Kempe window, dating from before the death of Kempe. This does not have his usual wheatsheaf insignia, but instead contains glorious green peacock feathers on each side of the central figures - this was another favourite device used by Kempe.

Here we have St Michael the Archangel killing the dragon (representing the devil) which struggles at his feet. Monograms of the Virgin Mary are scattered around the figure. The window recalls a family tragedy, being in memory of Jane, wife of George Bright Footner, who died in March 1895 and their son Arthur who died just a month earlier. The window was erected in 1897.

Turn around and take a few paces west.

Romsey Abbey - A Guide to the Stained Glass
  1. An Introduction
  2. The West Window
  3. South Nave Aisle - Abraham and Isaac
  4. South Nave Aisle - The Annunciation
  5. South Nave Aisle - St Anna and The Presentation in the Temple
  6. South Nave Aisle - Christ Healing the Blind Man
  7. South Transept - The Three Marys
  8. South Transept - The Dutton Windows
  9. South Transept - The Tollemache Windows
  10. The French Glass
  11. St Anne's Chapel - The Child Jesus in the Temple and The Epiphany Windows
  12. St Ethelflaeda's Chapel - The Crucifixion
  13. St Mary's Chapel - The Adoration of the Shepherds
  14. St George's Chapel - St Michael and the Dragon
  15. St George's Chapel - The Pool at Bethesda
  16. The North Choir Aisle - The Calling Window
  17. The East Windows
  18. North Transept - The Angel of Music
  19. The North Transept (north wall, left) - The Annunciation
  20. The North Transept (north wall, right) - The Holy Family
  21. The North Transept (west wall) - St Swithun
  22. North Nave Aisle 1 - Healing the Lame, The Good Samaritan, and Healing the Blind Man
  23. North Nave Aisle 2 - Christ the Good Shepherd & Suffer the Little Children