Taken from ‘The Portsmouth that has passed’ by William G Gates:
Charles II married his Portugese bride Catherine of Braganza here in 1662. Two centuries of decline and disrepair followed until the chapel was restored in 1867 to become the Garrison Church. It was reduced to a burnt out shell during one of Portsmouth’s worst second World War air raids on January 11th 1941 it stands today as a silent memorial.’
War is not just a thing that affects the soldiers.