Walsingham Chapel apse centre window of Norwich Roman Catholic Cathedral

The Walsingham Chapel windows were made and designed by the renowned firm of Clayton & Bell to tell the history of the shrine at Walsingham from the date of its foundation in 1061 to its destruction at the reformation. Scenes included visits by ancestors of the Duke of Norfolk, who of course financed the building of the Cathedral. During WWII the windows were severely damaged. They were subsequently remade and the subject matter updated.

In the central window Our Lady of Walsingham sits majestically on her throne holding the infant Jesus, below we see her coat of arms. At the base of the window Queen Katherine kneels at the shrine giving thanks for the victory at Flodden Field (9th September 1513). On her right kneels the victor Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey, soon to be the Duke of Norfolk in front of his standing wife, Agnes. The famous wooden image associated with Walsingham, stands to the right of the altar.