Windsor Castle: A Thousand Years of a Royal Palace (Hardcover)

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By Steven Brindle (Editor)
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When we envision the British monarchy, one of the first things that comes to mind is Buckingham Palace, with its gilded gates and changing of the guard. But it is Windsor Castle that can claim pride of place as the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, dating to the earliest days of the monarchy, a symbol of strength and magnificence over a nearly thousand-year history of sieges and soirées alike. Witness to both great moments in the country’s history and those that threatened to destroy it, the castle has become a symbol of English culture and architecture. Throughout England’s history, Windsor Castle has stood fast and evolved, much like the monarchy that inhabits it to this day.

The magisterial Windsor Castle: A Thousand Years of a Royal Palace illuminates the castle’s past using evidence from archaeological investigation and documentary sources, and is illustrated with paintings, drawings, and both historical and specially commissioned contemporary photographs, as well as stunning reconstructions of the castle’s past appearance which bring this essential piece of English history to life. 
 

About the Author


Steven Brindle is an architectural historian with English Heritage. He has been involved in investigating the architectural history of Windsor Castle since 1992.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781909741249
ISBN-10: 1909741248
Publisher: Royal Collection Trust
Publication Date: June 15th, 2018
Pages: 560
Language: English