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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 Guide

By Jonathan Marsden

Scala Arts Publishers Inc.
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Windsor Castle: Official Souvenir Guide
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• The official guidebook to the Windsor Castle
• Illustrated with 130 color images including paintings, drawings, works of art, historic documents and beautiful photographs of the State Rooms

These new, fully revised official souvenir guides, published in partnership with the Royal Collection to mark the Diamond Jubilee, include titles on the magnificent palaces and residences, on the finest working stables in existence, on the largest dolls house in the world and on the enthralling history of the royal line of succession. Written by specialist authors including the curators of the Royal Collection, beautifully illustrated and containing details of the works of art, the architecture, stories of occupants, photographs and plans, each book gives a fascinating insight into these famous sites, their history and contents.

Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. The Castle's dramatic site encapsulates over 900 years of British history. It covers an area of 26 acres and contains, as well as a royal palace, the magnificent St George's Chapel and the homes and workplaces of a large number of people. This fully illustrated official souvenir guide details the history of the Castle from its founder, William the Conqueror, to the present day, including the fire of 1992 and the superb restoration of the damaged rooms, and presents a beautifully illustrated tour of the Castle, including the State Apartments and Semi-State Apartments and their treasures.

Windsor Castle

By William H. Ainsworth

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (222 pages)

Windsor Castle
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Windsor Castle is a novel by William Harrison Ainsworth serially published in 1842. It is a historical romance with gothic elements that depicts Henry VIII's pursuit of Anne Boleyn. Intertwined with the story are the actions of Herne the Hunter, a legendary ghost that haunts Windsor woods.

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

Brand: Royal Collection Enterprises Ltd
Paperback (80 pages)

Windsor Castle: Official Souvenir Guidebook
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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 Queen's Houses

By Alan Titchmarsh

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Released: 2014-12-22
Hardcover (256 pages)

The Queen s Houses
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Both a sumptuous visual guide and an affectionate look at the personal family stories behind the formal grandeur of the royal residencies

The Queen’s life is dedicated to her public—every move is scrutinized, every word noted. But her homes are havens where peace can be found, away from watchful eyes; sanctuaries of private calm in a whirlwind life of public duty. Here Alan Titchmarsh takes readers on a tour of the royal residences, examining the personal family stories behind these magnificent buildings. Through personal reflections, interviews with royal staff, and meticulous historical research, Alan looks beyond the formal grandeur of Buckingham Palace, the imposing structure of Windsor Castle, and the private escape offered by Balmoral and others. Illustrated with intimate family photographs and evocative memorabilia, The Queen’s Houses offers a glimpse of life behind the state banquets and sovereign duties—a respectful study of the royal family at home.

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....


 
 
 

 
 
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