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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: An Illustrated History

By Pamela Hartshorne

Royal Collection Trust
Released: 2019-04-25
Paperback (208 pages)

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Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, has been a site of fundamental historical, cultural, and architectural importance for nearly one thousand years.

This new popular history of the castle explains how a Norman motte-and-bailey castle established by William the Conqueror around 1070 survived and evolved through the Middle Ages, the English Civil War, the Restoration of the monarchy, two World Wars, and the disastrous fire of 1992, to remain the premier royal residence of Her Majesty The Queen to this day.
Beautifully illustrated with spectacular paintings, drawings, and photographs from the Royal Collection, this book also includes newly commissioned photography of the castle as it appears today, as well as reconstructions of the castle at important moments in its history, revealing how this extraordinary building has developed over the centuries.
 

Windsor Castle: Official Souvenir

By Pamela Hartshorne

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

Windsor Castle: Official Souvenir
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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.

Windsor Castle - English

By Sir Robin Mackworth-Young

Pavilion Books
Paperback (32 pages)

Windsor Castle - English
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The historic fortress of Windsor Castle has been home to the sovereigns of England for over 900 years.

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.

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: Official Souvenir Guidebook

By John Martin Robinson

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.

For the King's Pleasure: The Furnishing and Decoration of George IV's Apartments at Windsor Castle

By Hugh Roberts

Brand: Royal Collection Publications
Hardcover (464 pages)

For the King s Pleasure: The Furnishing and Decoration of George IV s Apartments at Windsor Castle
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This pioneering study of one of the most lavish and costly interior decoration schemes ever carried out in England provides and unparalleled insight into George IV’s patronage of the arts. Drawing on much previously unpublished material, including royal correspondence, original accounts and detailed inventories, Hugh Roberts reconstructs the history of George IV’s last and greatest commission, the rebuilding and refurnishing of the Private Apartments at Windsor Castle.


 
 
 

 
 
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