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Windsor Castle


Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle is a castle in the center of the town of Windsor, which is about 21 miles (34 kilometers) West of central London.

Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world, and parts of it date back to the time of William the Conqueror. The castle is still today a working palace, the Queen's weekend home - but has also become a leading tourist attraction.

For more information about Windsor Castle, please visit the official website:

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Windsor Castle: The Official Illustrated History

By John Martin Robinson

Brand: Royal Collection Enterprises Ltd
Paperback (144 pages)

Windsor Castle: The Official Illustrated History
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The official illustrated history of Windsor castle illustrated in color.

Windsor Castle: Official Souvenir

By Pamela Hartshorne

Scala Arts Publishers Inc.
Released: 2019-04-30
Paperback (64 pages)

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  • The official guide to Windsor Castle, published in conjunction with the Royal Collection Trust
  • Engaging text summarizes the history of the castle while also highlighting little-known facts
  • Stunning photography captures the rooms that will be familiar to those who have toured the Castle, as well as moments from state occasions and Castle life behind-the-scenes
A royal castle for nearly a thousand years, Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Today it remains an official residence of Her Majesty the Queen. It is very much a working castle, and a spectacular backdrop to ceremonial and state occasions throughout the year. An enduring symbol of the monarchy, and of the history and traditions of Britain, Windsor Castle is also a home, where The Queen spends most of her private weekends.

This beautifully illustrated souvenir guide offers a history of this magnificent castle, from its foundation by William the Conqueror in the eleventh century to its continuing role in the twenty-first, and highlights some of the extraordinary works of art and other treasures on display in the state and semi-state apartments.

Royal Britain

By Jane Struthers

Design Originals
Paperback (192 pages)

Royal Britain
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The stunning historic palaces, castles and houses of the British monarchy have captured the interest and imaginations of the millions who flock to visit them each year. The magnificent and occasionally eccentric architecture, often-sumptuous gardens and lavish interiors of these buildings have made them extremely popular tourist destinations. Royal Britain: Historic Palaces, Castles and Houses takes the reader on a tour of more than 30 key historic locations in England, Scotland and Wales - among them some of the most recognised royal buildings, such as Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Hampton Court, the most infamous, such as the notorious Tower of London, prison to many a royal monarch in the past, and also locations that are slightly more off the beaten track, such as Harlech Castle in North Wales. Each entry includes: key information about the historic building under discussion; an engaging essay putting the location in political, social and cultural context; boxes highlighting features of special interest to visitors; vital contact information, including useful websites and travel links - and beautiful photographs of the exteriors and interiors of these key royal buildings.

Death at Windsor Castle: Her Majesty Investigates

By C.C. Benison

Crimeline
Released: 1998-12-01
Mass Market Paperback (400 pages)

Death at Windsor Castle: Her Majesty Investigates
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Housemaid Jane Bee's summer duties run to dusting the props for a week of pageantry at Windsor Castle, the Queen's favorite haunt. But the Investiture of the new Knights of the Garter ends up combining pomp with a extremely unpleasant circumstance.... Mild-mannered art curator Roger Pettibon is found dead, a ceremonial sword in his back and a Royal Garter around his knee.

The police are quick to arrest moody Court painter Victor Fabiani, at work on a portrait of the regal face that launched a billion postage stamps. But Fabiani's confession--despite its story of art forgery and blackmail--doesn't ring true to Jane. Nor to Her Majesty, who dispatches her on a discreet inquiry among the cream of society gathered for the Ascot races. And, as Jane traces the twisty lineage of more than one family, Windsor's ancient battlements witness a second death--and their second ordeal in five years, by fire and water....

Windsor Castle: Official Souvenir Guidebook

By John Martin Robinson

Brand: Royal Collection Enterprises Ltd
Paperback (80 pages)

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Within the Castle complex there are many attractions, including the Drawings Gallery, Queen Mary's Dolls' House, and the fourteenth-century St. George's Chapel, the burial place often sovereigns and setting for many Royal weddings.

The History and Treasures of Windsor Castle

By Robin MacKworth-Young

British Tourist Authority
Hardcover

The History and Treasures of Windsor Castle
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Restoration: The Rebuilding of Windsor Castle

By Adam Nicolson

Brand: Michael Joseph Ltd
Hardcover (288 pages)

Restoration: The Rebuilding of Windsor Castle
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Just over five years ago Windsor Castle was devastated by fire. In this book Nicolson charts the years since the fire through to the final rebuilding, including dealing with the fire, the finances of restoring the Castle and the decisions on whether simply to restore or make changes.

Windsor Castle

By William Harrison Ainsworth

Released: 2012-05-16
Kindle Edition (277 pages)

Windsor Castle
 
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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


 
 
 

 
 
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